Violence in the workplace

Claire Mayhew and Duncan Chappell
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb07080.x
Published online: 3 October 2005

The challenge for health authorities is to implement effective preventive strategies and a zero-tolerance policy

Although in Australia the risk of death or serious physical injury from a violent workplace incident is quite remote, each year about one Australian health worker is murdered at work1 and large numbers are either verbally abused, bullied or assaulted.2

  • Claire Mayhew1
  • Duncan Chappell2

  • 1 Department of Management, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD.
  • 2 Mental Health Review Tribunal, NSW.



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