Workplace Violence is 'Epidemic and a Concern For Healthcare'


As if the organizational, logistical and financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t enough for the nation’s hospitals to deal with, there’s another potential threat to the healthcare workforce: the specter of workplace violence. And while workplace violence can occur in any organization in any industry, it’s about four times more prevalent in healthcare than it is in other industries.


That’s according to data compiled by the Cleveland Clinic, which partnered with HIMSS to host the Patient Experience Digital Series, including Tuesday’s sessions on Workplace Violence 101 and The Power of Collaboration to Prevent Workplace Violence.

In 2017, Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic charged the organization to be more aware of workplace violence and to begin fighting against it.

Read Full Article

Learn More

Help prevent violent incidents in the workplace with resources from our Violence Prevention Toolkit.

Content Related to this Article

06.26.2022
Article

Improving Healthcare: The Process for Debriefing Critical Events

Dealing with patient-to-staff aggression is a stressful and sometimes traumatic experience. For healthcare professionals ...

Learn More

06.13.2022
Article

The Direct Link Between Hospital Safety and Patient Satisfaction

There is a direct link between a patient’s overall healthcare experience and the strength of that healthcare facility’s e...

Learn More

06.07.2022
Article

Providing Self-Defense Training to Staff Now Can Payoff Later

At the recent LHA Trust Funds 2022 Workplace Violence Symposium, North Louisiana emergency room nurse Jewell Lites shared...

Learn More