An accessible video with audio description is available below.
Judith E. Arnetz, PhD, a nationally recognized workplace violence researcher and practitioner, shares her expertise on the topic of workplace violence in health care. Dr. Arnetz explains what constitutes workplace violence, workplace violence terminology, and key actions health care facilities can take to prevent and mitigate violence.
Please consider sharing this brief video with hospital leadership or watching it with colleagues at a safety or workplace violence prevention committee meeting to inform planning efforts.
The video is part of GNYHA’s yearlong Workplace Violence Prevention Learning Series, which addresses key dimension of workplace violence prevention and mitigation. The series began with a January 24 symposium featuring Dr. Arnetz and a panel of GNYHA members discussing approaches to this complex topic. GNYHA then hosted a late-February webinar on Developing and Maximizing Incident Reporting Systems to assist with workplace violence prevention. Future programs will address training strategies, unit-based approaches, and active-shooter planning.