One-third of Canadian nurses report on-the-job abuse from patients
Other areas where high percentages of nurses reported assaults were:
- palliative care (47 per cent)
- psychiatry/mental health (44 per cent)
- critical care (44 per cent)
- emergency room (42 per cent)
The incidence of emotional abuse was more common among nurses working in psychiatry or mental health (70 per cent), the emergency room (69 per cent), critical care (54 per cent), medicine/surgery (52 per cent) or geriatrics/long-term care (49 per cent).