What it contains

Healthcare workers regularly experience violence and aggression from patients and residents, visiting friends and family and even bystanders. This can significantly impact people’s physical and mental wellbeing. This document outlines:

  • the types of occupational violence healthcare workers can experience
  • the ongoing impact on healthcare workers’ wellbeing
  • why occupational violence and aggression is never just part of the job
  • why healthcare workers should report all acts of violence and aggression
  • how managers and employers can support and promote a workplace culture where violence  and aggression against healthcare workers is never tolerated