Call for Papers on Workplace Violence
Workplace violence against emergency nurses and other health care workers is a global problem. There are four types of workplace violence: Type I criminal intent (e.g., vandalism or stealing items from motor vehicle in the employee parking lot), Type II customer-related (e.g., patients and visitors assaulting the emergency nurse), Type III coworker-related (e.g., bullying between coworkers), and Type IV intimate relationship related (e.g., ex-spouse entering the workplace to harass a worker). Coupled with the type of violence, categories of violence include acts of incivility, bullying, verbal and physical aggression, threatening words or actions, sexual harassment, and physical assaults. In the published literature, there is an extensive number of articles describing the prevalence and burden of workplace violence for emergency nurses. However, there are is a paucity of articles that focus on the development, testing, and analysis of solutions to the problem of workplace violence. To address this gap in the science as well as promote the safety and health of emergency nurses, the Journal of Emergency Nursing is calling for manuscripts reporting findings for research interventions, quality improvement initiatives, and policies that prevent and reduce the prevalence or impact of workplace violence against emergency nurses and their coworkers. Accepted manuscripts will be included in a special issue of the Journal with Gordon Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, CPEN, PHCNS-BC, FAEN, FAAN serving as Lead Guest Editor.
Please see our current collection of Workplace Violence papers. Please see our Author Instructions for more information. Submit a manuscript directly to the Journal of Emergency Nursing.