ER Doc Advisor - Financial Planning & Taxes for Emergency Physicians

EP 114: Violence in the Workplace

When it comes to the job of an ER Doc, dealing with life-and-death situations on a daily basis is likely to be the most intense and challenging part of the job. However, for many, the workplace brings another challenge - workplace violence. Coming into contact with a revolving door of patients, many of whom are in vulnerable or frantic states of mind, increases the likelihood of verbal or physical abuse toward EPs. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees with that statement when compared to many other occupations.

In this episode, we'll look at the nature of workplace violence and discuss how this can impact the mental and physical well-being and career longevity of ER Docs.

Topics Discussed:     
  • The commonly unknown dangers to ER doctors.
  • What to know about protection and deducting protection measures.
  • A specific instance where an ER doc client was in a dangerous situation.
  • The rising rate of violence in the ER and the lack of publicity involved.
  • How security has changed over the years and the ease of getting into hospitals.

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Workplace violence, assault, verbal abuse, risk, safety, mental health,