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Student safety and patient violence: The basic facts
  • Kevin J Black, Washington University School of Medicine
When our main view of patients is that we are there to help them, it seems odd to discuss the possibility that they may hurt us. Fortunately, this is rare. Unfortunately, it does happen. Below I have tried to give a few facts and hints to help keep you safe during your clinical years as a medical student.

UPDATE 26 July 2016: Fay Womer MD is taking over the maintenance of this information for the 3rd-year WU medical students, so I won't be keeping this document updated. /KJB
  • Physician safety,
  • Medical student safety,
  • Violence,
  • Medical care
Publication Date
May 24, 2014
©1997-2014 Kevin J. Black, M.D.
Citation Information
Kevin J Black. "Student safety and patient violence: The basic facts" (2014)
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