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Sep 23 2014

What makes hospital patients turn violent?

TITLEBy Shereen Lehman

It’s common for patients to come into a hospital with injuries, but too often they’re the ones inflicting injury on nurses, technicians and security guards, according to a new study.Researchers analyzed incident reports of patient violence to identify the situations most likely to lead to a physical conflict, in the hope of training hospital staff to avert the attacks.

Read the entire article on: MedicalDaily.com
 

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Sep 22 2014

Domestic Violence: The Workplace Connection

Stop Domestic Violence signBy Andrew R. McIlvaine

The National Football League is scrambling to repair its image in the wake of the growing outrage over its response to a recent spate of domestic violence assaults by its players: Last week, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the appointment of four women to review the NFL’s policies on domestic violence and sexual assault. This follows his appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate the league’s handling of the incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

Many critics, however, will only be satisfied with Goodell’s resignation. They cite what they describe as his tepid response to the controversy surrounding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, after video surfaced of the player dragging his unconscious fiancée out of a hotel elevator, by initially suspending him for only two games. Rice was later released by the Ravens (and indefinitely suspended by the NFL), but only after video surfaced of him knocking out his fiancée.

Read the entire article on: Human Resource Executive – HREOnline
 

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Sep 19 2014

Tips for handling workplace bullying

 A review of the CareerBuilder workplace bullying survey

Video Source: WGNtv

Related: Help for anyone being bullied at work
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/tips-handling-workplace-bullying/

Sep 19 2014

Bullying Bosses Take Toll on Employees

BenefitsPro logoBy Dan Cook

Plenty of research has been done on schoolyard bullies. But lately, more research is focusing on another group of bullying victims: those in the workplace.

The executive coaching/conflict transformation firm Executive Confidante took a closer look at workplace bullying in a survey and found that of employees queried, 42 percent had quit a job to get away from a bullying boss.

Read the entire article on: BenefitsPro.com

Related: Help for anyone being bullied at work
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/bullying-bosses-take-toll-employees/

Sep 18 2014

UI officials say police presence at UIHC helps with workplace safety

Press-Citizen

By Mitchell Schmidt

According to documents listing calls for service made by UIPD officers to UIHC, officers responded to 232 incidents at the hospital in 2011, 313 incidents in 2012 and 414 incidents last year. From January through June of this year, officers have tallied 175 calls for service to the hospital.The large majority of calls made to the hospital were for assistance to another agency, but calls ranged from suspicious individuals or threats to fights in progress to assaults.Calls to UIHC’s several parking ramps and 911 hangup calls to the hospital were omitted from the data.

Read the entire article on: Press-Citizen.com
 

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