Harassment of Healthcare Workers on the Rise

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

You've worked hard for your career and your license. That's why protecting yourself personally and professionally from accusations that could harm your career is important. However, healthcare workers are facing many challenges at work right now. A new article from Campus Safety Magazine reports that harassment of healthcare workers has doubled in the last four years. That includes harassment from coworkers as well as patients. Part of the problem, no doubt, stems from the shortage of healthcare workers facing our nation. But facing harassment at work can also create a dangerous situation for all healthcare workers. When people are overworked, unhappy, and stressed, they make mistakes.

If you're facing accusations of misconduct at work, the consequences to your career can be serious, even if your actions were innocent or unintentional. That's why you need the experienced Professional License Defense Team from the Lento Law Firm on your side as soon as possible. Failure to defend yourself could harm your professional and personal reputation. Call 888.535.3686 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

How Work Conditions Affect Job Performance

The COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated a healthcare crisis in the U.S., increasing job dissatisfaction and mental health issues with many healthcare workers. Increased hours because of staffing shortages and harassment from patients and coworkers only contributed to the problem. According to Campus Safety Magazine, of healthcare workers who reported harassment from 2018 to 2022, 85% reported experiencing anxiety compared to 53% of workers who weren't harassed. Harassed healthcare workers also reported higher levels of burnout, and the American Medical Association reports that doctor burnout is at an all-time high.

In addition to job dissatisfaction, healthcare professionals who are overworked, burned out, and anxious are more likely to make mistakes in patient care. When healthcare professionals make mistakes, they can face disciplinary actions from their employers and state licensing boards. An accusation of professional misconduct or negligence can have far-reaching effects on your professional career. If you don't vigorously defend yourself, you could face disciplinary action, suspension, or even a revocation of your license, effectively ending your career.

You Need the Professional License Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm

We all like to assume that if we haven't done anything intentionally wrong, there's no reason we can't defend ourselves. People will see the truth, right? Unfortunately, anyone can make a mistake and then face a professional inquiry. It's important to ensure that someone fights for you from the beginning. That's why you need the Lento Law Firm's skilled Professional License Defense Team to protect your rights. They've been defending professionals like you across the country for years, and they can help you, too. Call 888.535.3686 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

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