Violence Against Healthcare Workers
Studies have shown that between 35% and 80% of hospital staff have been physically assaulted at least once during their careers. Here are some organizations working to end this epidemic of violence.
Raise Your Hand Campaign
Raise Your Hand has a mission to raise awareness, collect data, and provide insight into solutions regarding violence against healthcare workers that occurs in hospitals. The #RaiseYourHand campaign began as a social media movement, and now has evolved to a community of nurses and healthcare workers who are united in working to stop violence in the workplace against healthcare providers.
Sarah, Owner @ NTN, is working with the RYH leadership group and manages the RYH website and social media.
Silent No More Foundation
The Silent No More Foundation is a 501(c)(4) organization with the mission to protect healthcare workers before, during, and after an assault in the workplace through advocacy, education, awareness, legislation, and more. .
#EndNurseAbuse Campaign by ANA
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has launched the #EndNurseAbuse initiative to increase awareness of the serious problem of physical and verbal abuse against nurses.
In ANA’s position statement says, in part: “…nurses must be afforded the same level of respect and dignity as others. Thus, the nursing profession will no longer tolerate violence of any kind from any source. All RNs and employers in all settings, including practice, academia, and research, must collaborate to create a culture of respect that is free of incivility, bullying, and workplace violence.”