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Violence Against Healthcare Workers

Violence Against Healthcare Workers
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Author(s): Raleigh Blasdell (North Central College, USA), Michelle Kilburn (Southeast Missouri State University, USA), Laura Krieger-Sample (Southeast Missouri State University, USA)and Rhiannon Oakes (Saint Louis University, USA)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 34
Source title: Research Anthology on Modern Violence and Its Impact on Society
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7464-8.ch059


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The focus of this chapter is violence against healthcare workers. Issues surrounding inconsistent definitions, various data collection strategies, and concerns of underreporting will be discussed. The prevalence of violence in regard to locations, perpetrators, and types of violence, as well as risk factors for violent behaviors will be identified. An examination of the impact of violence in this setting and current responses or strategies to address and prevent such violence concludes the chapter.

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