A Risk Assessment Screening Tool for Community Health Care Workers

Source: Elaine Lundrigan, Darlene Hutchings, Maria Mathews, Anne Lynch, Joanne Goosney, Home Health Care Management Practice, Vol. 22 no. 6, October 2010
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From the abstract
Given the shift to community-based care, health care providers are facing an increased risk of workplace violence. The process of minimizing risk for staff providing home visits is a challenge and has not been extensively studied. The authors describe the development and implementation of a risk assessment instrument in a regional health authority in Newfoundland. The instrument aids community workers to identify and manage potential workplace violence risks. The process and risk assessment instrument may be useful to other health care organizations interested in promoting workplace safety.

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