Date of Award

January 2020

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Yale University School of Nursing

First Advisor

Joanne DeSanto Iennaco


Risk factors for the homecare worker present differently from other healthcare workers as they engage in fieldwork and their workspace changes throughout the day. Due to the nature of the changing environments and that this work is usually performed solo, the approach and management of safety must include measures and interventions pertinent to this work. This project employs a literature review, survey of homecare workers and law enforcement, and an expert panel to inform an evidence-based toolkit for workplace violence prevention in homecare. The HoMES Toolkit provides information and recommendations for organizations and staff providing homecare services to the public.


This is an Open Access Thesis.

Open Access

This Article is Open Access