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Theory and application (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.Mensik, J. (2016). Excellence & Evidence in Nurse Staffing. Searching for the Holy Grail of Care Delivery Models. Nursing Economic$, 34(2), 90-91.Meyer, R. M., & O’Brien-Pallas, L. L. (2010). Nursing services delivery theory: An open system approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(12), 2828–2838.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.Responses:Megan,Watching the all to frequent attacks against nurses and other health care team members is frightening at best. Your discussion was impressive. In searching the American Nurses Association (ANA) site you referenced, it was interesting to see that they listed a Zero tolerance position statement in 2015 (ANA, 2015). The president of ANA, Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, makes a strong point in stating that this position is critical in ensuring the safety of the patient’s and the nurses, and that physical and verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated by nursing staff (ANA, 2015). One of two things are possible, either there is more media coverage, and less toleration in the last 2 years, making the incidents of violence towards nurses seem more frequent, or this position statement did not make an impact and the problem is becoming larger. What do you think? After literature review, many articles regarding this problem are noted from other countries, but very rare were ones from the United States. It is disturbing the number of incidents that are seen in recent months. What is your opinion, is the incident increasing, is the coverage increasing, or something different?