In a recent piece for Becker’s Hospital Review, Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health, noted that the health care industry has a new and unthinkable priority right now. Leaders now struggle to keep staff safe in their work environment.
1Over the past 2 years, we have seen a dramatic spike in staff assaults, with many leading to serious injury and death. Beyond physical assault, nurses are subjected to daily verbal microaggressions from patients and their families.
- Dowling M.J.
The unthinkable priority now facing hospitals. Becker’s Hospital Review. January 18, 2022.
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- The unthinkable priority now facing hospitals. Becker’s Hospital Review. January 18, 2022.(Available at:)https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/michael-dowling-the-unthinkable-priority-now-facing-hospitals.htmlDate accessed: February 4, 2023
- Three-Year Annual Assessment: Nurse Need Increased Support From Their Employers. American Nurses Association. January 24, 2023.(Available at:)https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/work-environment/health-safety/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus/what-you-need-to-know/annual-survey–third-year/Date accessed: February 4, 2023
Editor-in-Chief Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Marian K. Shaughnessy Leadership Academy, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the author of The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership: Your Toolkit for Success. She can be reached at [email protected]
Published online: March 03, 2023
Accepted: February 6, 2023
Received: February 5, 2023
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