Workplace violence among health-care workers in emergency departments of public hospitals in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

  title={Workplace violence among health-care workers in emergency departments of public hospitals in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Moussa M. Harthi and Mohammed A. Olayan and Hassan A. Abugad and Moataza M. Abdel Wahab},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={26 12},
Background Workplace violence is a serious occupational health problem. Emergency health-care workers have a high risk of exposure to violence with negative personal consequences. Aims To estimate the prevalence and possible associated factors of workplace violence among health-care workers in emergency departments of public hospitals in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted during August to October 2018 at 4 emergency departments of public hospitals belonging… 

Tables from this paper

Workplace violence against nurses working in the public hospitals in Giresun, Turkey: Prevalence, risk factors, and quality of life consequences.
The WPV was found to be related to poor QOL among the nurses, and violence prevention, preparedness, and response arrangements should be established and maintained in all hospitals.
Workplace Violence against Nurses in Emergency Department in Saudi Arabia
Workplace violence was prevalent among ED nurses and verbal abuse was the commonest type and the most important associated factor was absence of security, which was agreed upon by the majority of nurses.
Workplace violence among healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic in a Jordanian governmental hospital: the tip of the iceberg
Assessing the frequency, characteristics, effects, and contributing factors of workplace violence committed against HCWs in AlKarak Governmental Hospital (KGH), South Jordan, during the COVID-19 pandemic showed that most participants reported exposure to WPV, and patients’ relatives were the principal perpetrators in most incidents.
Violence and abuse against nurses in Saudi Arabia: A narrative review.
Workplace violence has decreased since the introduction of the Saudi government's legislative act in 2018 and overcrowding, miscommunication, and unmet patient needs were the factors most frequently contributing to workplace violence.
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Occupational Health Hazards among Health Care Workers of Northern Saudi Arabia: A Multicenter Study
This study revealed several risk factors and occupational health hazards that HCWs are exposed to during their work time and suggested periodic training and follow-up assessments regarding bio-safety measures for the HCWs should be implemented.
Verbal Abuse in the Operating Room: A Survey of Three General Hospitals in the Peloponnese Region
Nurses are more often the victims of verbal abuse than physicians and are more likely to feel frustrated after experiencing verbal abuse.


Violence exposure among health care professionals in Saudi public hospitals. A preliminary investigation.
Physicians and nurses are at high risk of violent incidents and health decision makers need to be aware of the potential consequences of such events and appropriate preventive measures are needed to make hospitals safer environments.
Prevalence and risk factors of workplace violence against health care workers in emergency department in Ismailia, Egypt
Violence against HCWs in emergency department is a significant issue that cannot be ignored and the key point in dealing with the problem is to treat its specific causes.
Violence against health workers in Family Medicine Centers
A significant association of workplace violence was found with working multiple shifts, evening or night shift, and lack of an encouraging environment to report violence, indicating the inefficiency of the current safety program.
Violence towards healthcare workers: A study conducted in Abha City, Saudi Arabia
Violence against healthcare workers in Abha city is more common, especially against nurses, and the reasons need to be explored in order to set and develop policies, regulations and interventions to prevent violence against workers.
Epidemiology of workplace violence against nursing staff in Ismailia Governorate, Egypt.
Workplace violence against nurses is a significant problem in health care settings all over the world and in Ismailia, Egypt and there is a need to increase awareness of the problem among health care workers as well as the general public.
Workplace violence against nurses in emergency departments in Jordan.
  • M. ALBashtawy
  • Medicine, Political Science
    International nursing review
  • 2013
Large-scale studies investigating the consequences of violence on nursing satisfaction and the quality and quantity of care administered to the community in the healthcare sector are recommended.
Violence Against Primary Health Care Workers in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia
This self-report questionnaire study was carried out in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia to highlight the magnitude, predictors, and circumstances of workplace violence against primary health care (PHC)
Workplace violence against Iranian nurses working in emergency departments.
It is believed that finding the pattern and nature of WPV is the first step to develop suitable strategies to deal with the issue and establishing WPV management teams and enacting appropriate laws can improve workplace safety for nurses and patients' care quality.
Violence towards health care workers in a Public Health Care Facility in Italy: a repeated cross-sectional study
This study shows that health care workers in an Italian local health care facility are exposed to violence, and workplace violence was associated with high demand and psychological disorders, while job control, social support and organizational justice were protective factors.