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Workplace Violence Screening and Prevention


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

As the rate of violence increases in society, the evidence of violence in the healthcare industry mirrors the trend. The rate of injuries from assault and violence among the healthcare and social service industry is higher than all other industries. It is estimated that nursing is four times more dangerous than the majority of all other occupations. Even more specifically, injury rates were the highest among psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals at a rate of 70.2 cases per 10,000 fulltime employees.

Despite current violence prevention guidelines, and the legal obligation of organizations to provide a safe working environment, a blanket policy and passive approach have not been significant enough to restore the safety healthcare workers deserve. Nevertheless, with collaborative efforts that focus on education, prevention, and intervention, organizations will be empowered to reinstate a secure and respectable working environment.

This purpose of this paper was to research violence prevention and intervention plans, develop a violence screening tool, and provide a prevention and intervention plan outline that incorporates the developed screening tool. This paper includes an extensive literature review, analysis of policy and practice of violence screening and prevention; the impact of violence on employee's, management, and organization, costs of workplace violence; the effectiveness of violence screening and prevention; and recommendations for implementation of a violence screening tool and an effective workplace violence prevention and intervention program.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Studies;
Workplace violence
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Healthcare workplace violence screening; Workplace violence
Title
Workplace Violence Screening and Prevention
Author
Schwartz, Autumn M.
Number of pages
98
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0614
Source
MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124813738
Advisor
Swenson, David X.
Committee member
Hartl, Robert J.
University/institution
The College of St. Scholastica
Department
Management
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
M.B.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1497491
ProQuest document ID
886787627
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/886787627
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