Defending Against Workplace Violence

Over at Medscape Nursing, they have an interesting question posed in their legal column: Can I get fired for defending myself against violence at work? The author who responds to this question makes some nice points, and it’s concise and practical. Particularly for our colleagues in the emergency department, this is a very real issue. And to be clear, not just violence committed by patients and their families and friends, but also violence from colleagues (sadly). Certainly worth a perusal.

They also have a recent, related article available: Violence, Not in My Job Description.