Legislation won’t curb violence in healthcare
She specialised in family therapy and her unwell son, for whom she was caring, has been charged with her murder. The possibility of violence is something many doctors face regularly and is difficult to deal with.
The Victorian branch of the RANZCP issued a statement about lack of funding and increasing violence against staff. Professor David Castle said the college is concerned about more patients being affected by drugs such as ice, which puts extra pressure on medical staff. The chair of the doctors’ mental health program at beyondblue, Dr Mukesh