Workplace Violence and Harassment Against Emergency Medicine Residents

Benjamin H. Schnapp, MD; Benjamin H. Slovis, MD; Anar D. Shah, MD, MBA; Abra L. Fant, MD, MS; Michael A. Gisondi, MD; Kaushal H. Shah, MD; Christie A. Lech, MD


Western J Emerg Med. 2016;17(5):567-573. 

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In summary, workplace violence is experienced by New York City residents at an alarming rate, similar to previously reported rates of violence for attending physicians and other ED staff. Psychiatric disease and substance use among patients are reported risk factors for increased threats and violence. As a workplace that is perceived to be unsafe has been shown in other studies to affect job satisfaction and patient care, further research is warranted to determine the parameters that affect violence in the ED.