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Murphy, JFA (2015) Assaults on medical, nursing and paramedical staff. Irish Medical Journal , 108 , (9) .

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There has been recently yet another account of a physical assault by a patient towards a doctor. The scenario is a familiar one, a drunken male in the emergency department with a minor injury. A tirade of verbal abuse and racist slurs was followed by physical violence against the doctor. The account highlights a problem that we have lived with for a long time. One of the most difficult situations faced by doctors is being threatened, abused, or physically harmed by one of their patients. Young doctors who are still in training and on the front line are most at risk of injury.

Item Type:Article
Date:2015
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:108
Number:9
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol intoxication
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Injury
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Hospital
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Crime against persons (assault / abuse / intimidation)
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse / Midwife

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