Workplace violence towards nurses: A reality from the Pakistani context

  title={Workplace violence towards nurses: A reality from the Pakistani context},
  author={Rozina Somani and Khurshid Khowaja},
  journal={Journal of Nursing Education and Practice},
Workplace violence is a devastating issue worldwide. Incidents of workplace violence towards nurses are common in every healthcare setting. Nurses are more prone to workplace violence due to the nature of the tasks performed by them at healthcare settings. Lack of respect towards the nursing profession in the Pakistani society is a significant contributing factor in workplace violence towards nurses. Workplace violence towards nurses is categorized in two types, psychological and physical… 

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