Remote staff feel intimidated by peers
Initial findings from the ‘Working safe in rural and remote Australia’ project have been released.
One in three rural and remote health workers are concerned about bullying or harassment by colleagues, a national survey on workplace violence has found. Health professionals were notably more likely than police and teachers to identify their colleagues as a safety concern. While previous attention has primarily focused on patient-initiated violence, the report called for further research into violence perpetrated by colleagues and peers. The Working safe in rural and remote Australia project surveyed 600 health workers, police and educators to understand the problem of workplace violence in...
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