A number of BC physicians have been asking for information that Doctors of BC can share to help prevent and/or respond to violence in their clinics.
Doctors of BC has prepared A Violence Prevention Guide for Community Practices that includes an office safety checklist as well as tools and resources to deal with a potential violent occurrence.
The full guide highlights key topics, relevant services, and educational materials that will enable physicians to develop a plan for their community practice. It’s recommended that physicians share this guide with staff, print it out and keep it in an easily accessible place within the office.
If you have questions or are seeking additional information, please connect with your Doctors of BC Regional Advisor and Advocate. Contact information is here.
The Physician Health Program of BC (PHP) offers confidential support for individual physicians and physicians-in-training.