DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
workers experience verbal and physical assaults in the workplace daily. According
to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), of the nearly
25,000 workplace assaults that occur annually, 75% happen in healthcare
settings. What happens after a verbal or physical assault? How does the industry
culture address this silent epidemic of violence? Where can survivors find support
after surviving healthcare workplace violence?
An RN with
over 30 years of experience and survivor of a violent attack by a patient, the
author realistically discusses the challenges facing those employed in the
trenches of healthcare today. Also included are suggestions to promote healing
after experiencing workplace violence, such as:
· * Providing
victims of workplace violence with a “first aid kit” packed with concrete ideas
for regaining physical, emotional and spiritual equilibrium
· * Finding
your voice to advocate for improvements in healthcare workplace safety
guided self-reflection through the use of bullet journal pages
the personal stories and struggles of those who have been victims of violence
in the workplace
This is a beautifully written and enlightening book that should open a lot of eyes about workplace violence in health care settings. Parts of the book are very hard to read, such as the terrifying buildup to the assault experienced by the author. The sadness surrounding all of the victims and the frustration and anger at the lack of help are almost unbearable. There are some bright moments, too, however, such as the compassion shown by pastors and police officers. The author makes it clear that one does not get over this type of incident, and yet (after several years and a lot of hard work) she has shown amazing resilience. The book is the culmination of those efforts.
The book provides a lot of disturbing evidence about the prevalence of these kinds of incidents, and about how the medical community buries the problem. There is apparently a culture of both silence and blame the victim, plus a woeful lack of adequate procedures and resources to properly handle an assault.
In addition to showing the larger picture, the book also serves as a primer for friends and family in terms of ways to support the victim, and it shows us all how even well-intentioned comments can be unhelpful. Finally, the book suggests some legislative measures that would be useful. And, in spite of the primary focus of the book on the problem of workplace violence, it ends on an uplifting message of hope.
This book really sheds light on what few know about . Workplace violence goes on allover everyday from lack of staff, training ,funding , ect., but almost all could and can be avoided . Employees, states, counties, government would like to see these issues pushed under the rug. So big thank you to the Author and staff in this book for sharing these true stories an bringing this to attention.
Violence in ones workplace? As absurd as it may seem to some, such incidences are increasing everywhere. It is an i creasing reality to many, specifically those in the healthcare field. The author experienced a traumatic, life altering attack by a patient in a psychiatric ward. An experienced and principled nurse practitioner, Ms. Garen suffered a fractured skull, bleeding between brain and bone, as well as a traumatic brain injury. In spite of these horrendous injuries, the author recaps her love and passion for nursing, her appreciation of skill care, and deep desires for changes in the system. The book is an enjoyable read in large part due to the author’s easy and friendly manner, humor, and natural flow of the narrative. I have recommended this book to medical care professionals as an important piece to their continued education.
Workplace violence is traumatizing and horrific. Most incidents occur because of an escalated individual. The power of understanding how to diffuse a situation when a potentially harmful behavior is engaged by an individual. This individual generally has had a want or need not met, whether it is to go home or get more relief from pain. Whatever the problem, this individual for the most part hasn't started at this level of violence. Training in how to spot those antecedents and how to de-escalate the situation would save a lot of lives in many environments.
Have you ever wondered why things happened the way they did? If you enjoy a reading adventure, you will enjoy this series! Welcome to book 4, where we examine the history before the ice ages, a Russian sentinel, and more! Some grounded firmly in facts, others more speculative. The goal is to inspire you, the reader. And to enhance your perception on history.
A.P. Simmons is an avid reader and enjoys writing and returning to others some of the joy that reading has given A.P. A.P. greatly values reader feedback and wants to be an author who serves the reader! To see more, visit www.apsimmons.com.
"Something needs to change!" Does this sound familiar? We all think it at some point, but how do we actually put change into motion or react when it blindsides us? Let me show you how to embrace change and create a better version of yourself that will improve your life and show you what you are truly capable of.
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Whales and dolphins are falling ill all throughout the Atlantic Ocean! Cherish, and her family of Pilot Whales, have been fleeing as far from other animals as possible, but some of them have begun to show symptoms. When danger closes in from all around them, will the Dolphin Riders make it in time to save the day? Learn interesting facts about the amazing animals that dwell within our oceans along this thrilling adventure.
Feather Chelle is a single mother of five, living in Texas, along with two grandpuppies and two grandpiggies (guinea pigs). She is totally blind due to a battle with cancer and enjoys homeschooling with her family. She has been in love with the ocean since she was five years old and loves to learn more and more about it every day. She loves to teach and has been writing since the first grade, although her first book was not published until the very end of 2020.