The following is a list of academic research on health care workplace violence, published in 2009.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the consequences of the exposure to workplace aggression from coworkers and clients.
Merecz et al. Aggression at the workplace – psychological consequences of abusive encounter with coworkers and clients. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. Vol. 22(3). June 2009. Semantic Scholar
This Healthy Work Environments Best Practice Guideline is an evidence-based document that focuses on preventing and addressing violence against nurses in the workplace.
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Preventing and Managing Violence in the Workplace. Healthy Work Environments Best Practice Guidelines. June 2009. Website
The purpose of this study was to use a province-wide workplace incident reporting system to calculate rates and identify risk factors for violence in the British Columbia health care industry by occupational groups, including nursing.
Kling, Rakel et al. Characterizing violence in health care in British Columbia. Journal of Advanced Nursing. August 2009. Vol. 65(8). Wiley Online Library
The purpose of this study is the prevalence, origins, and forms of workplace violence reported by nurses working in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Lemelin et al. Workplace Violence Reported by Canadian Nurses. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. September 2009. McGill Archives
The primary purpose of this study was to validate the perceptions of frequency and patterns of bullying behavior experienced by registered nurses (RNs) across the United States.
Vessey el al. Bullying of staff registered nurses in the workplace: a preliminary study for developing personal and organizational strategies for the transformation of hostile to healthy workplace environments. Journal of Professional Nursing. October 2009. Vol. 25(5). PubMed Central
Workplace bullying is a serious problem affecting nursing. Abusive workplaces result in lack of job satisfaction, poor retention, and adverse patient outcomes. The purpose of this article is to present the history of this problem in nursing and offer potential solutions.
Murray, John S. Workplace Bullying in Nursing: A Problem that Can’t Be Ignored. MEDSURG Nursing. October 2009. Vol. 18(5). Semantic Scholar
Objective: To determine whether post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and burnout syndrome (BOS) are common in nurses, and whether the co‐existence of PTSD and BOS is associated with altered perceptions of work- and non-work‐related activities.
Mealer et al. The prevalence and impact of post-traumatic stress disorder and burnout syndrome in nurses. Depression & anxiety. November 2009. Vol. 26(12). Wiley Online Library