Lone workers need employers to act over dangers they face
Stephanie Jones-Berry Freelance health journalist
Nurses working alone face ‘unique dangers’, but while some organisations are active in managing safety, others are unaware of the scale of the issue
The worrying extent of a host of dangers facing nurses who work alone has been revealed in an investigation by Nursing Standard. Our survey of trusts in England reveals that lone nurses have been the victims of hundreds of assaults and the target of numerous cases of stalking and harassment in the past three years, underlining the need for employers to improve safety measures.
Nursing Standard. 32, 29, 12-14. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.29.12.s10