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Workplace violence towards workers in the emergency departments of Palestinian hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, May 2015
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Title
Workplace violence towards workers in the emergency departments of Palestinian hospitals: a cross-sectional study
Published in
Human Resources for Health, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12960-015-0018-2
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Motasem Hamdan, Asma’a Abu Hamra

Abstract

Workplace violence (WPV) in hospital emergency departments (EDs) is a common problem. The objective of this study was to assess the characteristics (level and type), associated risk factors, causes, and consequences of WPV against workers in Palestinian EDs. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 14 out of the available 39 EDs in Palestine: 8 from the West Bank and 6 from the Gaza Strip. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire between July-September 2013. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to examine risk factors associated with exposure to WPV. A total of 444 participants (response rate 74.5%): 161(32.0%) nurses, 142(32%) physicians, and 141(31.7%) administrative personnel. The majority (76.1%) experienced a type of WPV in the past 12 months: 35.6% exposed to physical and 71.2% to non-physical assaults (69.8% verbal abuses, 48.4% threats, and 8.6% sexual harassments). Perpetrators of physical and non-physical violence were mainly patients' families/visitors (85.4% and 79.5%, respectively). Waiting time, lack of prevention measures, and unmet expectations of patients and their families are the main reasons for WPV. The multivariate regression analysis showed that younger personnel (OR = 2.29 CI 95% 1.309-4.036), clinicians (nurses and physicians) (OR = 1.65 CI 95% 0.979-2.797) comparing with administrative, and less experienced ED personnel (OR = 2.39 CI 95% 1.141-5.006) are significantly at higher risk of exposure to WPV (P < 0.05). Low level (40%) of violence reporting is evident, largely attributed to not enough actions being taken and fear of consequences. Violence has been shown to have considerable consequences for workers' well-being, patient care, and job retention. Violence against workers in Palestinian EDs is highly common. The effects of violence are considerable. Multiple factors cause violence; however, EDs' internal-system-related factors are the most amenable to change. Attention should be given to strengthening violence prevention policy and measures and improving incident-reporting system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Unknown 238 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 19%
Student > Master 35 15%
Researcher 18 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 7%
Student > Postgraduate 15 6%
Other 40 17%
Unknown 70 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 69 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 61 25%
Psychology 9 4%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Neuroscience 3 1%
Other 14 6%
Unknown 76 32%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2022.
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#5,604,790
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#593
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#65,115
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Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#18
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