Sarah Fraser

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The purpose of this research is to gather information about the types of interventions that best help victims of ED violence. Studies demonstrate that there is a definite problem of violence in the Emergency Department (ED). Studies also show there has been an increase in the victimization of ED staff. The problem of violence in the ED is not just a problem within the United States but also found in countries such as Ireland and Australia. There is a need to improve the safety measures of the ED so that staff will feel safe and can perform their jobs efficiently without threat to their person. Further study on the consequences of victimization of ED nurses is needed.

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