Violence Against Nurses is “Out of Control”

Startling Statistics for Healthcare Workers

A recent survey of Ontario healthcare workers revealed some startling statistics about workplace violence. The survey conducted for the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) found that 68% of nurses and personal support workers across Ontario have experienced physical violence at least once in the past year. Michael Hurley, OCHU’s president, is quoted as saying “Violence is raging really out of control in these hospitals.”

Unfortunately, if you’ve been working in or around the healthcare field for many years, this news is not a big surprise. It has been known for many, many years that healthcare workers worldwide suffer workplace violence at significantly higher than average rates. Click here for the full news article with more about this most recent survey.

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