Reining in an Epidemic of Workplace Violence in Healthcare


This article was originally featured in MedCity News

The murders of four healthcare workers earlier this year, including two physicians, by a patient at a medical center in Tulsa was a grave reminder of an ever-growing epidemic: deadly violence against those dedicated to saving lives.

The epidemic struck close to home here in Austin last year when a beloved 43-year-old pediatrician was killed following a hostage standoff with an attacker, a terminally ill pediatrician the doctor didn’t know, who committed suicide.