The following is a list of academic research on health care workplace violence, published in 2011.
These researchers conducted a mixed-methods study – the focus of this article – to understand how workers in long-term care facilities experienced working conditions.
Daly, Tamara, Banerjee, Albert, Armstrong, Pat, Armstrong, Hugh, Szebehely, Marta. Lifting the ‘Violence Veil’: Examining Conditions in Long-term Care Facilities Using Iterative Mixed Methods. Canadian Journal on Aging. Vol. 30. 2011. PubMed Central
This compendium provides researchers, prevention specialists, and health educators with tools to measure a range of bullying experiences: bully perpetration, bully victimization, bully victim experiences, and bystander experiences.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control. Measuring Bullying, Victimization, Perpetration, and Bystander Experiences: A Compendium of Assessment Tools. 2011. Website
The aim of this study is to review the literature on secondary traumatic stress in nurses in order to answer the following questions: What studies have been conducted on secondary traumatic stress in nurses in all clinical specialties? What instruments were used to measure secondary traumatic stress in nurses and what psychometric properties were reported?
Beck, Cheryl Tatano. Secondary Traumatic Stress in Nurses: A Systematic Review. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Vol. 25 (1). 2011. PubMed
This paper discusses the findings from the PRIMA-EF project, a policy-orientated project, which focused on the development of a European framework for psychosocial risk management at the workplace. In particular, the paper presents the results of an EU stakeholder survey and interviews with EU policy-level experts to assess their awareness, understanding and evaluation of the impact of policy initiatives for psychosocial risk management.
Leka et al. The role of policy for the management of psychosocial risks at the workplace in the European Union. Safety Science. 2011. Vol. 49(4). ResearchGate
Written from both a legal and public health perspective, this paper has two primary objectives: first, to better understand the potential and limits of the current legislative framework for the protection of the mental health of workers, and second, to describe how scientific knowledge related to high-risk situations for the mental health of workers might inform interventions by inspectors for the protection of workers’ mental health.
Lippel, Vezina, Cox. Protection of workers’ mental health in Québec: Do general duty clauses allow labour inspectors to do their job? Safety Science. 2011. Vol. 49(4). ScienceDirect
This review of literature will examine several studies dealing with the precipitants of violence in the mental health setting, the patient populations more likely to become violent and the mental health care staff at the greatest risk of becoming their victims.
Anderson, Ashleigh, and West, Sara. Violence Against Mental Health Professionals: When the Treater Becomes the Victim. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. March 2011. Vol. 8(3). National Centre for Biotechnology Information
The objective of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of a risk assessment system in reducing the risk of violence in an acute care hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Kling, Rakel, Yassi, Annalee, Smailes Elizabeth, Lovato, Chris, Koehoorn, Mieke. Evaluation of a violence risk assessment system (the Alert System) for reducing violence in an acute hospital: A before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Vol. 48(5). May 2011. Science Direct
In Canada, 44% of female nurses and 50% of male nurses report being exposed to hostility or conflict from people they work with, according to the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses. The dozens of nurses who responded to a call to readers in Canadian Nurse reported painful experiences of bullying in the workplace.
Eggertson, Laura. Targeted: The impact of bullying, and what needs to be done to eliminate it. June 2011. Canadian Nurse
The goal of this study was to identify support activities for emergency room nurses who have been exposed to traumatic events, in order to prevent post‐traumatic stress disorder.
Lavoie et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among emergency nurses: their perspective and a ‘tailor-made’ solution. Journal of Advancing Nursing. Vol. 67 (7). July 2011. PubMed
Launched in May 2009, the Emergency Department Violence Surveillance (EDVS) Study collects ongoing objective data that allows for tracking changes related to violence toward emergency nurses as well as the processes used to respond to violence.
Emergency Nurses Association and the Institute for Emergency Nursing Research. Emergency Department Violence Surveillance Study. November 2011. Joint Study
This concept analysis, complete with a concept map, discusses VT; related terminology; symptomology; prevention and relevant interventions; and discusses opportunities for personal/professional growth for nurses and especially forensic nurses working with victims of violence.
Tabor, Pamela Diane. Vicarious traumatization: Concept analysis. Journal of Forensic Nursing. Vol. 7 (4). November 2011. Wiley Online Library