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.

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