Violence toward health care workers has been a growing concern. We hear on the news about hospital shootings, patients or families being abusive to nurses, and other acts of violence that occur in long-term care, outpatient, or home care environments. Not Part of the Job looks at the risk factors; what employees, employers, and managers should know about the particular risks in their environments; and steps that can be taken to prevent and mitigate the effects of violent behavior. Multiple resources are available in the appendices to help assess and plan for your work environment.

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