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Health professionals: Better awareness of workplace violence leads to better training

June 26, 2019
(US) LVB.com - Dawn Ouellette Nixon

Every day, workers in hospitals, psychiatric facilities, nursing homes and other settings face the threat of violence.

Physical assaults, from shoves to bites to punches, can and do beset health care professionals as they treat patients.

Yet, health care professionals interviewed by Lehigh Valley Business feel awareness of the risk is lacking. And they believe that training in how to handle workplace assaults needs to be a bigger part of the health care landscape.

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