Psychiatrists Hardest Hit by Workplace Violence

01/11/19

Results of a cross-sectional survey that included psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, nurses, and other mental health care professionals showed that 90% of study participants experienced verbal aggression or aggression with objects during their career.The study not only highlights the importance of preparing healthcare workers and mental health professionals to assess the risk for violence and manage it effectively, but also the importance of organizations to have systems and policies in place to mitigate the risk.

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