Excellent New Article on Workplace Violence
Jane Lipscomb is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She and I have worked together for a number of years on the issue of teamwork and communication in the workplace. With former professor Kate McPhaul of the School of Nursing, Jane wrote a great chapter on workplace violence and legislation used to curb it in the state of Washington for my edited collection When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough: Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients and Their Profession. She and Kate McPhaul also did an op-ed which appeared in the Baltimore Sun on workplace violence which is reprinted in the third edition of the book Bernice Buresh and I wrote, From Silence To Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, which was just published by Cornell University Press. Here is another op-ed that Jane wrote for the Sun on the critical issue of workplace violence. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-workplace-safety-20130425,0,3427531.story This article shows how those who advocate for change, whether in nursing, medicine or anywhere else can use the media creatively to advance the debate about critical issues.