Assaults on medical, nursing and paramedical staff

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581618
Title:
Assaults on medical, nursing and paramedical staff
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581618
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
There has been recently yet another account of a physical assault by a patient towards a doctor 1 . The scenario is a familiar one, a drunken male in the emergency department with a minor injury. A tirade of verbal abuse and racist slurs was followed by physical violence against the doctor. The account highlights a problem that we have lived with for a long time. One of the most difficult situations faced by doctors is being threatened, abused, or physically harmed by one of their patients. Young doctors who are still in training and on the front line are most at risk of injury.
Keywords:
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE; DOCTORS; MEDICAL STAFF; EMERGENCY CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T16:13:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T16:13:21Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/581618en
dc.descriptionThere has been recently yet another account of a physical assault by a patient towards a doctor 1 . The scenario is a familiar one, a drunken male in the emergency department with a minor injury. A tirade of verbal abuse and racist slurs was followed by physical violence against the doctor. The account highlights a problem that we have lived with for a long time. One of the most difficult situations faced by doctors is being threatened, abused, or physically harmed by one of their patients. Young doctors who are still in training and on the front line are most at risk of injury.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en
dc.subjectWORKPLACE VIOLENCEen
dc.subjectDOCTORSen
dc.subjectMEDICAL STAFFen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY CAREen
dc.titleAssaults on medical, nursing and paramedical staffen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en
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