Verbal Abuse Against Home Care Aides Another Shot Across the Bow in Violence Against Health Care and Other Workers
Gerberich, S. (2019). Verbal Abuse Against Home Care Aides: Another Shot Across the Bow in Violence Against Health Care and Other Workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76: 593-594.
This review of survey results from 954 home care aides who reported verbal abuse in the past year found that they were also 11 times more likely to also report physical abuse. The author emphasizes the need for more consistent legislation and policies to recruit, retain, and ensure the safety of healthcare workers in the future.