Patient Violence is the Top Safety Concern For Healthcare Workers

Patient Violence is the Top Safety Concern For Healthcare Workers

Patient violence is a top safety concern for healthcare workers, according to recent Motorola Healthcare Worker Safety report. According to a new Motorola Healthcare Worker Safety report, patient violence is a top safety concern for healthcare professionals. Overall, the research demonstrates that healthcare professionals feel secure in their specific work contexts, but they are battling safety concerns that have recently dominated headlines. Patients turning violent (72%) are among those that worry healthcare personnel the most, followed by burnout/mental health effects (61%) and active attackers (42%). Healthcare workers also shared information about their preferred communication channels for when there are genuine safety concerns in hospitals or at patients' homes. Today's healthcare personnel are struggling with safety issues such as patient aggression, job fatigue, and active attackers in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, all while trying to understand how new home healthcare dynamics may effect their level of personal safety.




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