In recent years, there has been a significant rise in workplace violence in healthcare in the U.S. Healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, and support staff, are experiencing more frequent and severe incidents of physical and verbal assault. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare and social assistance workers suffered 73% of all nonfatal workplace assaults in 2018. The situation is particularly dire for nurses, who are the most likely healthcare workers to experience workplace violence. This issue is not only a threat to the safety and well-being of healthcare workers but also affects patient care and outcomes. Healthcare organizations must take steps to prevent workplace violence, including providing training and resources, implementing security measures and promoting a culture of safety.
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