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Workplace Violence and Corporate Policy for Health Care Settings

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workplace violence and corporate policy for health care settings

from nursing economics

posted 08/05/2005

spacer.gif paul t. clements; joseph t. deranieri; kathleen clark; martin s. manno; douglas wolcik kuhn

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typically thought of as "safe" places, health care agencies are now facing a significant increase in multidirectional acts of aggression from personnel, clients, and visitors (national institute of occupational safety and health [niosh], 2003). media coverage of workplace violence has heightened the underlying sense of insecurity about when, where, and how the next traumatic event will occur. health care providers are now confronted with the idea that "it could happen here" and "it could happen to me."

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