Patient initiated aggression and violence in Australian general practice

Rhian PARKER, Laura Forrest, Kelsey Hegarty, Hagen Tuschke

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Abstract

Aggressive and violent behaviour by patients, or their relatives or friends, toward general practice staff is a matter of national concern. Forms of this behaviour include verbal and physical abuse, property damage, theft, stalking, sexual harassment and sexual abuse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume39
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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PARKER, R., Forrest, L., Hegarty, K., & Tuschke, H. (2010). Patient initiated aggression and violence in Australian general practice. Australian Family Physician, 39(5), 323-326.