02
Mar 20

Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals

Violence against health workers is a global issue, with up to 38% of health workers suffering physical violence at some point in their careers. Many more are threatened or exposed to verbal aggression from patients and visitors.  Different countries have developed varying responses to the concerning trend. The interventions below, which aim to prevent violence … Continue reading Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals

14
Jan 20

Warning behaviours of patient violence

Violence against staff in hospitals has become disturbingly common. A recent study found 81% of nurses in NSW had experienced violence in the workplace in the previous six months. Nurses are more likely to be attacked at work than prison guards and police officers.  Hospital settings create extreme stress for patients and the combined factors … Continue reading Warning behaviours of patient violence