Identify the many risks for nurses in health care settings and the strategies that are in place to protect them from harm.
Discuss how these risks are multi-faceted and complex and include exposure to harmful agents and infectious diseases, stress, disrespectful and non-supportive coworkers, and physical harm from patients and others.
Discuss the importance of a healthy culture and the role leaders (ethically and legally) should play in ensuring a safe environment.
Discuss how healthy, safe nurses achieve better outcomes for patients and the system as a whole.
Discuss the critical importance of preventing violence in the workplace and how a healthy work environment minimizes the risk of moral distress.
Individual: As a personal reflection, please reflect on how you would as a facilitator meet the individual needs of a specialty group.
Write a summary of your observations, feelings and experience from the groups activity.
Were there any times that you found it easy or difficult to connect to your members?
Were there times you felt heard/not heard in your group?
Was this a positive/negative/neutral experience for you?
What changes could you offer your group to improve the experience for the next time you meet?
Discuss the leadership of the group and what you might change for next time. If you were the leader this week, consider your own facilitation skills or if you were a participant, consider your own role within the experience. Share these thoughts for improvement with your group members prior to meeting again. Include these in your reflection and submit with the recording link.
A local hospital publicly reported organization discharge data. The data were risk adjusted to control for pre-existing comorbidities to level the playing field with data