Violence in health care: the reality of occupational risk
Weir, Evelyn C.
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Weir, E. & Carline, T. (1999) Violence in health care: the reality of occupational risk, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol. 6, , pp. 60-63,
Violence in the workplace is an increasing occupational risk for health-care workers and can range from verbal abuse to serious physical assault. Health-care professionals are at risk from patients, patients' relatives and professional colleagues. This article provides an overview of the type and mode of violence evident in the health-care setting.