Dealing with Violence
Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist
- The Nurses for Nurses Network
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.
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