Nurses have been hurt, disabled, injured and murdered at work. Fear of retaliation and lack of nationwide whistleblower legislation stops some nurses from reporting unsafe conditions. The following resources address the safety issues of nurses in the workplace. Nurses need to work together to stop workplace violence against nurses.
ExceptionalNurse.com offers condolences to the family, friends and students of the nursing professors, Cheryl McGaffic, Barbara Monroe and Robin Rogers who were slain on October 28, 2002 at the University of Arizona.
American Nurses Association
Freedom to Nurse
Originates in the UK. The group offers support to nurses who are bullied when they tackle problems: lack of staff; poor skill mix; or inadequate patient care in nursing homes. E-mail.
Interview with Army Nurse, Katie Blanchard
1st Lieutenant Katie Blanchard, US Army nurse set on fire by a co-worker Interview with "Silent No More Foundation"
NPR - Health News
Facing Escalating Workplace Violence, Hospital Employees Have Had Enough
U.S. Department of Labor
Worker Safety in Hospitals
World Health Organization
Violence against health workers