Physical and Verbal Violence Against Healthcare Workers
The Joint Commission. (2018). Physical and Verbal Violence Against Healthcare Workers. Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 59.
The Joint Commission defines what types of violent incidents constitute “sentinel events,” provides an overview of prevalence of healthcare workplace violence, lists “contributing factors” (e.g., long wait times, gang activity, and understaffing), and lists seven actions that healthcare organizations should address in their workplace violence prevention plans.