Although the number of doctors abused is comparatively small, the perceived risk of violence presents a major issue for the whole profession since the consequences extend to all doctors through the intimidation reports in the medical press and newspapers engender.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J R Soc Med

Publication Date

02/1996

Volume

89

Pages

69 - 72

Keywords

Aggression, Emergency Service, Hospital, Family Practice, Humans, Medical Staff, Hospital, Occupational Health, Physician-Patient Relations, State Medicine, United Kingdom, Violence