The prevention of workplace violence has emerged as an important safety issue in and around hospitals and healthcare facilities. Workplace violence, such as physical assaults, or threatening or violent behavior, are a growing problem in the workplace.
Occupational stress has also been a long-standing concern in the health care industry. Studies indicate health care workers have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide than other professions and elevated rates of depression and anxiety linked to job stress. In addition to psychological distress, other outcomes of job stress include burnout, absenteeism, employee intent to leave, reduced patient satisfaction, and diagnosis and treatment errors.
This course takes a closer look at ways healthcare employees can help prevent violence and stress while at work.
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