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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 ...