13.03.2012 19.Adar. 5772
Out of 4,047 statements collected on violence in hospitals, 39 percent were linked to staff behavior, 29 percent to patients, 16 percent to organizational aspects.
A new Israeli study indicates that medical personnel have a part to play in patient violence against doctors and nurses in hospitals.
The research was carried out at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, by Sigal Shafran-Tikva for her Ph.D. It scrutinized attackers and their victims in nine violent events documented at Hadassah within 72 hours of the incident….