European Awareness Day on Violence Against Doctors and HCPs

27/03/2024 News UEMO 63 Views
European Awareness Day on Violence Against Doctors and HCPs

On the 12th March of each year, healthcare professionals celebrate the European Awareness Day on Violence against Doctors and Healthcare Professionals (HPs). In the past years, violence against healthcare staff has increased with ‘23% of the EUs health workers experiencing at least one form of negative social behavior during the last 12 months of work’ (European Federation of Nurses).

The trend was also confirmed by the European Working Conditions Telephone Survey 2021 (EWCTS, which highlighted that the risk of physical and emotional burnout and exhaustion is higher in professional that have experienced violence in the workplace.

As the Belgian EU Presidency is working on the development of a health workforce strategy involving EU Members, it is important to advocate for measures that will reduce violence and harassment against HCPs

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