Joint Commission Alert: Violence is rising

August 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2010, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p89
The article reports on the rising violence against health care providers in the U.S. According to the reports "Sentinel Event Alert" by the Joint Commission, health care violence incidents such as rape, assault, and murder are increasing. The Commission also advices to put greater attention to address the issue to protect patients, staff, and visitors. It mentions that the violence is due to the stressful environment, behavioral chances, personal crisis, mental health issues and drug use.


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