Impact and Prevalence of Physical and Verbal Violence Toward Healthcare Workers.

  title={Impact and Prevalence of Physical and Verbal Violence Toward Healthcare Workers.},
  author={Lisa J. Rosenthal and Ashley Byerly and Adrienne D Taylor and Zoran Martinovich},
  volume={59 6},
Workplace Violence Against Health Care Providers In Alexandria University Hospitals, Egypt.
WPV is a serious problem in the studied settings and this makes them in urgent need for effective interventions, and reducing incidents of WPV requires integration between multiple sectors rather than relying on a single intervention.
Workplace violence against doctors in a tertiary care hospital
It is suggested that more than half of the doctors working in a tertiary care hospital in India face workplace violence (WPV), and there is a lack of specific redressal mechanism to address WPV.
Frequency of violence towards healthcare workers in the United States' inpatient psychiatric hospitals: A systematic review of literature.
Surveys, real-time incident reporting tools, and government databases, or a combination of strategies, were utilized, to collect data related to workers' experiences on the job, indicating that workplace violence in the U.S. inpatient psychiatric setting is a widespread problem.
Safety and Health at Work
It was found that intention to use violence was affected by past experiences, and more than half of the participants believed that health professionals did not deserve violence and violence was not a solution.
Prevalence of Aggressive Behavior Toward Fellows, Residents, and Nurses at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Age, gender, job, and nationality were factors associated with increased susceptibility to WPB, and higher bullying prevalence was correlated with lower job satisfaction and mental health levels.
Workplace Violence Prevention: Flagging Practices and Challenges in Hospitals
Study findings suggest that hospital leadership should mitigate patient stigmatization and perception of patient rights infringement by educating all managers and frontline workers on the purpose of flagging and the relationship between occupational health and safety and privacy regulations.
Workplace Violence in Asian Emergency Medical Services: A Pilot Study
The prevalence of workplace violence among Asian EMS is considerable and is comparable to that in Western countries, and strategies to prevent workplace violence should be tailored to local practice and effectively implemented.
Empathy With Patients and Post-Traumatic Stress Response in Verbally Abused Healthcare Workers
The findings highlight the critical importance of reducing verbal violence, which may represent a larger psychological burden compared to physical violence, by actively implementing effective strategies and policies at the institutional level.
Relationships between nurses’ experiences of workplace violence, emotional exhaustion and patient safety
Interventions to reduce nurses’ emotional exhaustion and strengthen resilience can mitigate the negative effects of verbal abuse and to some extent the effects of physical violence.
Inpatient violence in a psychiatric hospital in the middle of the pandemic: clinical and community health aspects
It is concluded that a lack of nursing staff, the mental burden imposed by difficult patients, and poor communication between team members are some of the factors contributing to patient violence.


Physical assault, physical threat, and verbal abuse perpetrated against hospital workers by patients or visitors in six U.S. hospitals.
This pervasive occupational safety issue is of great concern and likely extends to patients for whom hospital workers care for and some workers that do not provide direct care.
Prospective study of violence against ED workers.
Reporting Violence to a Health Care Employer: A Cross-Sectional Study
Reporting work-related violence among health care workers was low and most reports were oral, but reporting varied by gender of the victim, the perpetrator, and the level of violence experienced.
The epidemic of violence against healthcare workers
  • D. Gates
  • Medicine
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • 2004
Findings suggest that violence may not be identified as a problem until there is a critical incident with casualties, and nurses indicate that violence is to be expected.
An epidemiological study of the magnitude and consequences of work related violence: the Minnesota Nurses’ Study
Results show that non-fatal physical assault and non-physical forms of violence, and relevant consequences, are frequent among both RNs and LPNs; such violence is mostly perpetrated by patients or clients; and certain environmental factors appear to affect the risk of violence.
Minnesota nurses' study: perceptions of violence and the work environment.
Perceptions of the work environment differed between nurses who had experienced physical assault, and those who had not, comparing nurses who experienced assault to non-assaulted nurses.
Violence in health care settings on rise.
  • B. Kuehn
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • 2010
Clinicians are not the only ones at risk, and increasing numbers of patients and visitors at health care facilities have also fallen victim to violent crimes, including assault, rape, and homicide, according to a report released in June.
Workplace Violence against Health Care Workers in the United States.
Violence against health care professionals in the workplace is underreported and understudied. Additional data are needed to understand steps that might be taken to reduce the risk.