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NSW doctors and medical staff working in private practice say they need greater protection from aggressive patients, amid reports they are being threatened, sworn at, slapped and punched.
An Australian Medical Association (AMA) survey of 378 medical practices in NSW found 88 per cent had been verbally abused by a patient, while 37 per cent had experienced physical aggression.
AMA NSW President Michael Bonning says during the COVID vaccine roll-out, patients' aggressive behaviour intensified, amid frustrations about limited supplies, or lack of variety.
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"Doctors reported receiving death threats, being followed to their cars, and having their practices spray painted and vandalised," he said on Tuesday.
Doctors and staff were also routinely being abused for running late, not having appointments available, not providing disabled parking to ineligible patients, and refusing to write prescriptions for opiates or benzodiazepines.
"These incidences are extremely distressing for doctors and staff members, as well as other patients," Dr Bonning said.
"Unfortunately .... these incidences are not rare events," he said.
The AMA wants penalties for anyone who assaults health workers to include healthcare workers and staff working in private medical practices.
Last month NSW created new offences ranging from 12 months to 14 years in jail for people convicted of assaulting frontline health or emergency workers.
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The legislation covers paramedics, pharmacists and pharmacy staff, community first responders, community health workers, people providing medical treatment to patients in hospitals and other similar health institutions, as well as hospital security staff.
However, the bill excludes a range of healthcare providers, including general and private practitioners, Dr Bonning said.
"NSW now has an opportunity to send a message that this type of behaviour is not acceptable in any setting, including medical practices."
More than 96 per cent of respondents to the survey supported an expansion of the legislation to include healthcare providers and staff working in private practice.
"Healthcare providers and their staff face the same risks as other frontline workers, so it's only logical they would be afforded the same protections."
Fois gras vegetable, will it really be a revolution? .
For the French, fois gras is a national heritage. The famous dish based on goose liver or duck is a delicious food for many people in the world but there are those who try to create a vegan alternative, thus avoiding that animals are used for its production. The Vois Gras, this is the name of the product, is composed of 100% a mixture of vegan ingredients to which miso paste, truffle oil and sea salt have been added. Among other benefits of Vois Gras, a lower price and healthier nutritional profile. The Vois Gras is very similar to the traditional fois gras and can be consumed in the same way, for example spread on canapés.