What are your thoughts on violence in nursing? Oklahoma Nurses Association Annual Convention

I have had conversations with patients to say ‘It’s not okay for you to verbally abuse or assault our care team members.’ That culture is starting to shift.

Karyl James, RN, Mercy CNO

I think we need to make it aware to all nurses – the experienced ones and the students getting into the profession. For some, there’s a denial it exists.

Angela Elmore, RN, St. Francis

We need a better definition of nursing violence. If you don’t have a definition then how do you track it?

Katherine Moore, RN, TCC (Tulsa)

I think I’m excited this has been brought to the forefront. I’ve been bitten by a patient and had something thrown at me by a physician.

Courtney Wayland, RN, TCC (Tulsa)

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