What is Known About the Prevention of Workplace Violence Towards Health Care Professionals in Emergency Departments: A Rapid Review
St. Michael's Hospital
Elliot PausJenssen, Priscille-Nice Sanon
Chantelle Recsky, Melissa Moynihan
Valorie Crooks, Christopher Mcleod, Sharon Provost
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
- Unity Health Toronto
To determine what interventions could be implemented to reduce workplace violence towards health care professionals in the emergency departments of Unity Health Toronto.
“Working with the SPOR Evidence Alliance Team has been a great experience. Clinicians in the emergency department face rising levels of violence, and finding effective solutions to mitigate this issue were challenged. Based on the advice of a trusted colleague, I connected with the team and the rest is history!
Through multiple meetings, we refined our question and our approach. Patient and family advisors were engaged to provide a needed perspective. I am proud that our work is now in print, and available to emergency departments working to create safer spaces for staff and for patients.”
– Orla Smith, Unity Health Toronto