Why Hospital Leaders Need to Prepare for Workplace Violence


I didn't consider workplace violence to be a top priority at my hospital. I'd hear about staff injuries from patients in the emergency room and intensive care unit, but they seemed sporadic and isolated. Later, I began to hear about the fears that the nursing staff was expressing about the aggressive behavior of visitors and patients in those locations. Then my daughter started working as a social worker at a large medical center in the Chicago area. One day, [...]