Health Care Workers are on the front lines of the battle against workplace violence. They are working long hours in often difficult and dangerous conditions. And yet, despite all they are doing to save lives, health care workers are being subjected to increasing levels of workplace violence. Health Care professionals have been punched, spit on, and even killed while doing their job. This violence takes a toll on the health and well-being of those who are supposed to be helping others.
It also has a negative impact on morale and job satisfaction. No one should have to put up with this kind of treatment, but health care workers often feel like they have no choice. The reality is, however, that the most talented health care professionals have options. They can choose to work in a safe and supportive environment where they are valued and respected. When health care workers feel valued and respected, it leads to better patient care. It also leads to higher morale and job satisfaction.