Practice Resources:
Workplace Violence Prevention

WeRPN, with support from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, is pleased to present 8 self-learning modules on Workplace Violence Prevention.

In 2010, Ontario revised legislation under Bill 168 to specifically strengthen protection against workplace violence and harassment. However, each of us can also make a difference in the workplace. The development of the Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit was designed to support nurse’s knowledge and confidence in addressing workplace violence and harassment in their workplace.

The self-learning modules were developed in 10 sections (Intro, Overview and 8 modules) to provide flexibility of completion;  determine the number of modules that best fits your timeframe and return at any time to complete the series. Once you have viewed all 10 modules, please continue to our Workplace Violence Prevention Quiz where upon successful completion an email will be generated and sent to the address you have provided.


Workplace violence overview – introduces the workplace violence toolkit
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Module 1: Introduction

A look at workplace violence and how it relates to nursing professionals
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Module 2: The Workplace

A look at the workplace, potential issues and situations pertaining to workplace violence
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Additional Files: Are You At Risk for Workplace Violence (PDF)

Module 3: Responding

Responding to workplace violence. What to do and not to do
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Module 4: The Action

Actions for dealing with workplace harassment & bullying
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Module 5: Assertiveness

Being assertive in the workplace
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Additional Files: Assertion Self Assessment (PDF)

Module 6: Teamwork

Teamwork overview, barriers to teamwork and the RPN’s contribution to the team
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Module 7: Leadership

Leadership overview and professional portfolio
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Additional Files: Assessing Leadership Skills (PDF)

Module 8: Emotional Intelligence

Competencies that influence the ability to respond to others through: developing emotional intelligence, skills for emotional intelligence use in the workplace, and for emotional intelligence in conflict management
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Module 9: De‑Escalation

Recognizing potential for conflict, communication and managing conflict
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Module 10: Responding to Dementia

The differences between delirium and dementia, behaviors and de-escalation

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