Violence In The Workplace

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Workplace violence has become an alarming phenomenon and a dangerous act worldwide. The increased prevalence rates of workplace violence show that violence is a more common phenomenon than previously believed. Workplace violence has been recognized in three main levels: the organizational, the societal and the individual level. The most vulnerable health care workers are nurses as they are the most effected by workplace violence. The reason behind is that nurses are in close contact with their patients. During both day and night shifts, they are the most available caretakers and are the frontline staff members when dealing with patients and their relatives. The most common and important place where healthcare workers face violence is at the…show more content…
Workplace violence is a major issue; hence, there are various definitions for it by several institutions. Workplace violence is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), workplace violence can be described as “the intentional use of power, threatened or actual, against another person or against a group, in work-related circumstances, that either results in or has a high degree of likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development, or…show more content…
Precautions: It’s important to establish a strategy that can analyze origins, causes, risk factors for violent acts and develop appropriate and effective policies against workplace violence. It’s also important to create a strong collaboration between various institutions including government, hospitals and general health services and Insurance companies. In addition, the role of physicians and all health workers is to create awareness among people and try to help them and keep communicating with patients and their families and provide them with accurate information and proper treatment. Why are we doing this research? The specific aims of this study are

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