Managing Workplace Violence

April 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Apr2010, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p52
The article discusses work-related assaults in hospitals in the U.S. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2008 show 2,890 work-related assaults at hospitals since hospitals provide unique and challenging security problems. According to Francis White, corporate director of security at Kennedy Health System, there is much deeper understanding on the part of clinicians that they are in many cases the first line of defense in helping to prevent and manage incidents of workplace violence.


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