‘More and more aggression in health care”

‘More and more aggression in health care”

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte/Sabine Joosten

More and more employees in the disabled people have to deal with verbal and physical aggression. A large portion feel this is not always safe during the work.

This is evident from the barometer Disabled people who Totta Research commissioned by the FNV synthesized. For the study, 3310 employees were surveyed.

A total of 61 percent has increasingly dealing with verbal aggression and 47% with physical aggression. According to the employees, the aggression because the work with less people needs to be done. There is less and less time for personal attention and care for the clients.

Clients respond to this increasingly aggressive on their companions. Employers often act not very well at hazardous or agressiesituaties, to find the respondents.


“The employer must provide a safe working environment to offer real jobs and suitable working conditions as well as the health of health care workers asks for it. About this, we would like to good agreements in the new collective bargaining agreement,” says Karim Skalli, director FNV Care & well-being.

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