Violence in health centers
According to the Assault Centre of the Medical College (WTO), in the last year there have been 451 attacks on health professionals, of which more than half (56.7%) were in the field of primary care.
However, the spokesman for the Confederation of Medical Unions (CESM), Julián Ezquerra, believes that "there are many more cases of the familiar" because "it discourages staff from reporting to." This expert said that the affected "has a hard road to travel without psychological support, physical and material, all are obstacles, and this indicates is that there is awareness that this is a serious problem."
The chairman of the WTO, Juan José Rodríguez Sendín, said that violence "is nothing more than a reflection of what is happening", because "society is lavished excessive violence." According to José Rodríguez Sendín, "when it involves violent, is justified, it does show with him," lamenting that some media from drawing on the violence as "an action which, in turn, becomes a role model ".
In this situation, the main scientific societies and associations of health professionals have asked for more legal protection on this and other sectors such as education, to cope. National Day of Attacks in the health field, Juan José Rodríguez Sendín has demanded "zero tolerance" in these cases "ever more frequent."
The Attorney General issued a note that is considered a crime attacks on officials and public servants, a move that, according to the chairman of the WTO, is "clearly insufficient" because it only considers the attacks that occur in the workplace and excludes private healthcare, well, he said, "violence does not solve an indirect or psychological." Also reported that "since the complaint occurs until it resolves the years pass and there are no intermediate steps."
Health professionals encourage their peers who report "not only to physical violence, but to indirect pressure or mental violence" because they point out that "it is the only way to know reality and to demand action"