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Special report: The most dangerous workplace in America?

from Emergency Medicine News

Violence — verbal and physical — is an everyday occurrence in America's emergency departments, so commonplace that those who experience it tend to downplay it. "There isn't a single individual within the ED that I think is immune to it," said Terry Kowalenko, M.D., the chair of emergency medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, MI, who has written multiple articles on workplace violence in emergency medicine, including an analysis in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. "No matter your gender, your job title, or any other factor, you're not immune to it. And studies have shown that it's not related to the type of ED you work in. You are at risk for violence in a rural or urban ED and everything else in between." more


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