Dealing with Violence
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Dealing with Violence

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

As a Lawyer and Clinician this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and post graduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.

Course Content

Violence towards ourselves, colleagues, patient and their families occurs. 

Recognising the triggers or habits of violence that underlie aggression can give some insight into avoiding or defusing situations.  Acknowledging that violence can occur is itself an inhibiting factor. 

Strategies and protocols can be used to assist and the legal consequences to a perpetrator can give direction to communication aimed to correct behaviour.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Recognise the precursors to violent acts
  • Understand the policies and protocols that underpin management strategies
  • Explore the legal and professional consequences that arise from violent actions
  • Consider strategies that staff can implement in violent confrontations