In a similar vein, Home healthcare workers make such a difference through caring for and looking out for their patients, but who cares about THEIR personal safety? How can they be protected from the many risks of harm they face simply carrying out their jobs in the mobile workplace.
Risks to Healthcare worker safety
Risks like violent crime, verbal abuse or even an encounter with vicious animals are everyday occurrences yet they often go unreported. Worse still is the reality that many affected mobile workers will brush these events under the carpet due to the fact that they fear they might actually LOSE THEIR JOBS by reporting them.
A recent study by Pam Albers, LCSW, BACS, of the New Orleans Family Justice Center, program director for sexual assault services at the Crescent House in New Orleans, and an expert in the field of home care industry safety showed that: