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UVA Health helping healthcare workers who experience workplace violence
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UVA Health helping healthcare workers who experience workplace violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new federal study says that healthcare workers are five times more likely to experience workplace violence than in any other industry, and that most instances go unreported.UVA Health is trying to make sure that its staff stays safe.“One thing that we’re trying to do as part of our work is increased reporting of these events so that we can help support our team members. We’re all here to take great care of the patients, but it’s really important that our employees feel safe at work so they can deliver that great care,” Susan Jackie with UVA Health said.Aggression towards workers intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, and almost half of the nurses in a national survey say they’ve seen it where they work.To that end, UVA Health has created an initiative ...
The Black and White of Organ Transplants: Equity in the Gift of Life | Healthiest Communities Health News
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The Black and White of Organ Transplants: Equity in the Gift of Life | Healthiest Communities Health News

As much as COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing health disparities in America – Blacks have had a 70% greater chance of death due to COVID-19 than whites – this, of course, is not the only shocking inequity in American health care. Tragically, the effort to save lives through organ transplantation is marred by a deep chasm separating the treatment of Blacks from whites.Black Americans die every day waiting for an organ because the transplantation system in America is weighted heavily against them, as study after study has shown.Everyone deserves an equal chance at living a full life. To achieve this most basic measure of fairness, there must be reforms to the organ transplantation process. This should be a core element of the push for health equity in the United States, which already ...