The following is a list of academic research on health care workplace violence, published in 2014.
This paper provides a quantitative review that estimates exposure rates by type of violence, setting, source, and world region.
Spector, P. et al. Nurse exposure to physical and nonphysical violence, bullying, and sexual harassment: A quantitative review. January 2014. Elsevier
Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) research (in French)
Vers le bien-être au travail: une politique pour lutter contre la violence. Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ). February 2014. FIQ website
Globally, health care workers experience high rates of violence and abuse in the workplace. More focus should be put on preventing such attacks, say experts. Roxanne Nelson reports.
Nelson, Roxanne. Tackling violence against health-care workers in Spain. The Lancet. April 2014. Vol. 383(9926). The Lancet
From 2003 to 2009, health care workers from a public health care unit were asked to self‐assess their level of work‐related stress and to report aggression that occurred in the 12‐month period preceding their routine medical examination.
Magnavita, Nicola. Workplace Violence and Occupational Stress in Healthcare Workers: A Chicken-and-Egg Situation – Results of a 6-year Follow-up Study. Journal of Nursing Scholarships. Vol. 46 (5). April 2014. Wiley Online Library
A survey was carried out with a representative sample of nurses in Slovenia. Only a small share of the respondents reported violence in written form, the main reason being the victims’ belief that reporting it would not change anything.
Kvas, A. and Seljak, J. Unreported workplace violence in nursing. International Nursing Review. Vol. 61(3). May 2014. Wiley Online Library
The purpose of this study was to better understand the experience of emergency nurses who have been physically or verbally assaulted while providing patient care in US emergency departments.
Wolf, Lisa A. Delao, Altair M. Perhats, Cydne. Nothing changes, nobody cares: understanding the experience of emergency nurses physically or verbally assaulted while providing care. Journal of Emergency Nursing. July 2014. Vol. 40(4). PubMed Central
The proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Violence in the Health Sector compiled.
Oud Consultancy. The Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all. October 2014. Oud Consultancy
To support advocacy and improve workplace domestic violence policies, Canadian data is urgently needed. Therefore, researchers at the University of Western Ontario, in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), conducted the first ever Canadian survey on DV in the workplace.
Canadian Labour Congress and Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children. Can Work Be Safe When Home Isn’t: Initial Findings of a Pan-Canadian Survey on Domestic Violence and the Workplace. November 27, 2014. Joint Study