Supporting the American Nurses Association to End Nurse Abuse

Supporting the American Nurses Association to End Nurse Abuse

April 28, 2021 3 Comments

Go to any hospital or medical office and that's where you can expect to find this group of people who have dedicated themselves to helping others get back to good health, nurses. What you may not expect to find is that more than half of nurses have been verbally abused while 1 in 4 have been physically assaulted in the workplace, though nearly half of assaults go unreported according to a 2019 survey of more than 5,000 American nurses. It adds that 13% of missed workdays among nurses is due to workplace violence. Those statistics show that health care workers are exposed to violence at a higher rate than prison guards or police officers, the ANA reports.

For the month of May, which is National Nurses Month, Fire Dept. Coffee is dedicated to supporting the American Nurses Association (ANA), the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s more than 4.2 million nurses. Throughout the month, Fire Dept. Coffee is giving customers the option of adding a donation at checkout to support ANA’s #EndNurseAbuse campaign to stop workplace violence and abuse against nurses. 

Group of nurses and medical professionals.

“Every nurse deserves to feel safe and protected in the workplace. Any level of violence or abuse is wholly unacceptable and should not be tolerated. ANA’s #EndNurseAbuse campaign was developed to support nurses to ensure that every health care setting and health system are safe work environments for nurses. We extend a heartfelt thank you to Fire Department Coffee for their valued partnership and support on this critical issue. A health care system that works for all Americans is a health care system that values nurses. Together we can #EndNurseAbuse,” said Senior Policy Advisor for Nursing Practice & Work Environment at ANA, Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES.

Each donation helps support the ANA’s efforts to advocate for the safety of health care workers through legislative protections and working with health care organizations to initiate safety protocols aimed at creating a more safe and secure workplace to protect nurses so that they can protect their patients.



3 Responses

Jessica
Jessica

May 13, 2021

This is amazing! Thank you for the support! I work as a nurse in a variety of roles…ER and prehospital. We are all in this together. Over my years as a medical provider I’ve been verbally abused and physically abused by patients. Many times it is brushed off as “part of the job”. So again I say thank you!

Corinne Duplessis
Corinne Duplessis

May 07, 2021

Thank you FDC for supporting us nurses. You all are first responders & we thank you & owe all our lives to you. Thank you so much. Is there a national fire fighters day or week or month? Please let me know. I would love to support you all as you have done for us.

Corinne Duplessis
Corinne Duplessis

May 07, 2021

Amen. So ‘Nurse Bullying’ is officially acknowledged & entitled “End Nurse Abuse.” This is such an awesome thing. Well, it took since Florence Nightingale‘s time to finally realize this is truly a “diagnosis“ i.e. something to be dealt with. I’m retired now, I’m glad for new & current nurses. Prayerfully this will help their work Place environment. Thus it will increase morale & nursing retention.

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