Why supporting the safety of lone working nurses must be a priority
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Why supporting the safety of lone working nurses must be a priority

Erin Dean Health journalist

Community practitioners who work alone are particularly vulnerable to physical and verbal abuse. Managers and teams must prioritise safety – even if that means withdrawal of care from patients

Driving around looking for a safe place to park when visiting a patient’s home, or working alone in an isolated part of a big building are scenarios many nurses will recognise.

Primary Health Care. 31, 6, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.6.6.s2

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