Why violence against healthcare professionals in emergency room is often overlooked?

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  • Societal acceptance of violence
  • Lack of legislative protection
  • Lack of public awareness
  • Inadequate reporting mechanisms
  • Concerns about career repercussions
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      Seema Waghmareswaghmare

      In the emergency room, there is a prevailing sense of resignation that violence is an unfortunate part of the job, much like getting bloodstains on our shoes. We have grown accustomed to enduring racist, sexist, and homophobic slurs, often opting for silence over confrontation to fulfill our duty to care for human life. After all, our solemn pledge is to prioritize our patients’ well-being above all else.
      The consequences of this situation are becoming increasingly apparent. The burnout rate among E.R. doctors has surged to 65 percent, the highest among all medical specialties. When employees leave, those who remain grapple with severely understaffed workplaces. This year, Virginia made history by becoming the first state to pass a law mandating that all emergency departments maintain a security officer on-site around the clock.
      Federal and state laws are essential safeguards, permitting the posting of warning signs to delineate the existence of boundaries that will be rigorously enforced.

      Rising Violence in Emergency Rooms Might Be a Threat to American Healthcare

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