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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Call for Abstracts - 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector


We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend and register for the largest world-wide conference dedicated to work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector: the 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. 

Please read the Abstract Submission Invitation and Guidance and the Abstract Submission Process before submitting your abstract electronically before the 1st of March 2018 by using the electronic submission form.

Work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector is a major problem which diminishes the quality of working life for staff, compromises organizational effectiveness and ultimately impacts negatively on the provision and quality of care. These problems pervade both service settings and occupational groups. And according a recent discussion paper by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) “Enough is enough” with the aim of putting a stop to violence in the health care sector.

Following five successful conferences, the 6th Violence in the Health Sector conference will be held in Toronto on 24 to 26 October 2018 on the theme “Advancing the Delivery of Positive Practice”. The objective of this conference is to provide a platform for all parties confronted with the phenomenon of violence in healthcare to develop and implement positive practice and proactively respond to this complex problem. Positive practice is defined here as practice sufficiently informed by capacities and technologies to minimize violence such that the central task of the healthcare service – delivering the best help to its users – can be achieved.

Specific objectives of the Sixth Conference
  1. Enhance the understanding of facets of violence in the health sector – such as its root causes and patterns, the impact and consequences, successful strategies and initiatives – which can help advance the delivery of positive practice.
  2. Learn more about resources such as policy and/or practice initiatives, tool-kits, and instruments which can help advance the delivery of positive practice.

Below (and not an endorsement) I have mapped the categories from the invitation for abstracts to Hodges' model with a few additions:

humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
Psychological abuse, harassment and bullying
Reduce emotional and psychological sequelae, and ethical consequences, seclusion, restraint and coercive measures

All manifestations, sources and perpetrators, and the characteristics of individuals experiencing the abuse
Alternative/innovative paths to dealing with aggression/violence

Personal space
Interpersonal skills
Emotional, spiritual literacy
Psychological therapies

The use of the humanities -
Physical abuse,
Root causes & immediate causes

Patterns (triggers, regularity, location, context)

Toolkits, instruments

Reduce physical injury
 Physical environment (noise, space, overcrowding,
The impact of domestic violence on the health care system (data, reports, research)?
Resources aiding the advancement and the delivery of positive practice
in understanding aggression/violence

 Societal and Sexual abuse (also psychological, political, physical violence)
Aggression or violence toward 
staff or service users
Sources of abuse (staff, service user, co-worker, the system, patients and their 
families and friends)
Cultures that minimize violence (social ambiance)
Engaging with multiple stakeholders in seeking and implementing solutions.
PRACTICE initiatives
Delivery of positive PRACTICE
Financial, organizational,
 the system and legal abuse

Develop POLICY initiatives
 Local, National, Global - reporting
Country specific approaches
Reduce financial, service-related, professional, and legal consequences

Managing the impact/consequences of aggression/violence to advance the delivery of positive practice