Views And Reviews

Violence and Health Care Professionals

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1240 (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1240
  1. H Mutch

    Ed Til Wykes Chapman and Hall, £14.99, pp 265 ISBN 0-412-46170-6

    Being threatened recently by a patient concentrated my mind on the risks run by people working with the public. Reports of violence towards doctors and their staff regularly feature in the weekly medical papers. Most of us have heard stories of attacks on colleagues, and many general practitioners now fear for their safety on night visits. Several surveys published in the past few years suggest that violence and aggression are a common problem …

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