Violence against nurses: why do so many attacks go unreported and how can we protect staff?
How to support colleagues, increase reporting of incidents and improve protection
- About a quarter of all nurses and midwives have experienced verbal or physical assault at work and one in four say attacks have gone unreported
- Advice on what to do if you have been a victim of assault, aggression or abuse at work
- How employers and managers can protect staff from assaults, support them after incidents and mitigate the specific risks for community nurses
A nurse is left ‘shaken and nervous’ after being grabbed by the wrists and assaulted by a drunk patient during a night shift.
Another sustains a leg injury after a patient throws a table
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