Workplace Violence and Aggression
The NH Healthcare Violence Prevention Workgroup is proud to have collaborated with The Occupational Health Surveillance Program at the UNH Institute on Disability on a new initiative to uncover the realities of violence impacting New Hampshire health care providers. The first stage of this effort focused on a pilot study of health care providers serving many of New Hampshire’s communities. Among the key findings:
- 73% (N=219) of responding healthcare providers experienced some form of violent incident during the previous six months, including verbal, physical, harassment, intimidation, or sexual aggression.
- Over half of the violent events occurred during patient care (53% of 159), while over one in four (30%) occurred during medication administration.
- Only two-thirds of those impacted by aggression had reported the incident (68% of 157)
- 62% (N=213) of health care staff reported that they did not feel protected from the threat of violence at work.
Download the study here: DOWNLOAD STUDY
If you are interested in learning more about the group’s future efforts concerning workplace violence prevention in health care, please contact Peter Antal at email@example.com or Pam DiNapoli at firstname.lastname@example.org