The following is a list of academic research on health care workplace violence, published in 2012.
The purpose of this study was to examine the state of bullying in clinical nursing education among Canadian undergraduate nursing students (N=674) in all four years of their nursing program.
Clarke et al. Bullying in undergraduate clinical nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education. Vol. 51 (5). 2012. Healio
Educational programs addressing horizontal violence have been developed, but few have been evaluated with respect to knowledge acquisition and transfer. The purpose of this paper is to describe an experimental effectiveness study, using a pre/post design with a control group (total N=164).
Mallette et al. Workbooks to virtual worlds: a pilot study comparing educational tools to foster a culture of safety and respect in Ontario. Nursing Leadership. January 2012. Vol. 24(4). Longwoods
This paper draws on a comparative survey of residential care workers serving older people across three Canadian provinces (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario) and four countries that follow a Scandinavian model of social care (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), conducted between 2005 and 2006.
Banerjee, Albert, Daly, Tamara, Armstrong, Pat, Szebehely, Marta, Armstrong, Hugh, and LaFrance, Stirling. Structural violence in long-term residential care for older people: Comparing Canada and Scandinavia. Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 74 (3). February 2012. PubMed Central
This evaluation report presents findings from the evaluation of the Code White Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. The focus of the research study was to learn more about the relationship between Code White training and response in order to strengthen the implementation of the program.
Evaluation of the Code White Program to Reduce Workplace Violence At St. Paul’s Hospital. March 2012. Justice Institute of British Columbia
In this article the occurrence of horizontal violence in nursing is described, and strategies for preventing and ameliorating its effects are provided.
Becher, Jennifer, and Visovsky, Constance. Horizontal Violence in Nursing. MEDSURG Nursing. Vol. 21 (4). July-August 2012. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurse
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector – Linking Local Initiatives with Global Learning.
Oud Consultancy. The Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. Linking local initiatives with global learning. October 2012. OUD website
Extended work shifts of twelve hours or longer are common and even popular with hospital staff nurses, but little is known about how such extended hours affect the care that patients receive or the well-being of nurses. Survey data from nurses in four states showed that more than 80% of the nurses were satisfied with scheduling practices at their hospital. However, as the proportion of hospital nurses working shifts of more than thirteen hours increased, patients’ dissatisfaction with care increased.
Stimpfel et al. The longer the shifts for hospital nurses, the higher the levels of burnout and patient dissatisfaction. November 2012. Vol. 31(11). Health Affairs
A book chapter which provides an overview of workplace bullying, its prevalence, its effects, and focuses on prevention and practical things that can be done to address it.
Noble, Marilyn, et al. Chapter 11. Bullying the Workplace: The Case for Early Recognition and Intervention. Book Excerpt. Creating a World without Bullying. PREVNet