McKnight SE. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; 2019. Paperback; 296 pages.

Nurses are front and center in health care facilities; they maintain the contact with patients, families, and visitors. This position puts nurses at risk for physical and verbal abuse. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses released a position statement in 2019 on preventing violence against health care providers. According to this position statement,

As with many other situations, COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the gaps in health care systems’ processes to prepare for and prevent violence against health care workers. De-escalating Violence in Healthcare can help nurses understand de-escalation techniques in detail and prepare them for success when facing a potentially harmful situation.

This book, which contains 20 chapters, informs readers about therapeutic de-escalation and effective communication. The first chapter provides an overview, and the next few chapters describe variables and risk factors for...

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