NURSES WELLBEING. Sheelagh Brewer Senior Employment Relations Adviser. COMMON BELIEFS. “a national epidemic” “an occupational health problem of significant proportions” “something intrinsic in the nature of the work itself which results in high risks
Senior Employment Relations Adviser
“a national epidemic”
“an occupational health problem of significant proportions”
“something intrinsic in the nature of the work itself which results in high risks
“the numbers are a gross underestimate of the actual numbers of incidents”
Reported to more senior member of staff
Reported to police
Made claim to CICA
“NHS staff who work on their own in the community will have their very own guardian angel in the form of a high-tech protection device”
“I am determined to do everything within my power to stop NHS staff suffering from violence and abuse”
“Up to 100,000 staff work alone in the NHS every day and thanks to this device they will have the knowledge that help is only a button away.”
NUMBER OF INCIDENTS
“Attending a remote farmhouse, rural location recently, I was threatened verbally by a patient's husband that 'he would be behind the door with a gun if he was ever in a bad mood'...This experience has greatly affected my feelings for my career as a district nurse,” district nurse, North East England.
“I was assaulted and subjected to high levels of aggression and threats to kill us on a home visit with a social worker in 2000, where there were child protection concerns and serious enduring mental illness in the mother. The social worker sustained a serious injury and we were both traumatised for months and ever since,” health visitor, Merseyside.