In November 2017, the IHF General Assembly gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, and adopted the “Fighting violence in health services” Resolution. The purpose of this Resolution is to alert the international community of the growing violence in healthcare facilities and emphasize the need to implement measures to prevent and stop such phenomenon.
According to this Resolution, the IHF Secretariat prepared a survey on “Violence against people in hospitals” with the objective of having IHF Members explore violence risk levels of hospitals and what is in place to limit/face acts of violence.
The purpose of this document is to present the outcomes of the survey and to understand what measures exist to prevent and face acts of violence within healthcare organizations. View the entire white paper under Key Resources.