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affective violence, physical assault, predatory violence, verbal abuse, workplace violence



  1. Toon, Molly F. DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
  2. Weaver, Christy DNP, RN, FNP-C
  3. Frasier, Nora DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
  4. Brown, Kristie L. DNP, RN, ENP-C, FNP-BC


Abstract: As caregivers, nurses often dismiss violent patient interactions as "just part of the job." This article addresses this misconception, differentiates between two types of violence present in healthcare settings, and stresses the importance of reporting and evaluating violent acts to plan mitigation strategies.