Violence against ambos has to stop

There is a pervasive myth the impact of a career in paramedicine stems from unavoidable exposure to traumatic events. Researchers found paramedics say workplace culture — and how state and territory ambulance service management treat their staff — may play an even bigger role in the link between paramedicine and poor health.

This article in The Conversation looks at why this needs to change, and rapidly.

Authors: Sharon Lawn, associate professor of psychiatry at Flinders University, Simon Sawyer, lecturer in paramedicine at ACU and Malcolm Boyle, academic lead in paramedic education at Griffith University.