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Violence toward health workers in Bahrain Defense Force Royal Medical Services' emergency department

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dc.contributor.author Rafeea, Faisal
dc.contributor.author Al Ansari, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Abbas, Ehab M.
dc.contributor.author Elmusharaf, Khalifa
dc.contributor.author Abu Zeid, Mohamed S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-21T10:02:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-21T10:02:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7336
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Employees working in emergency departments (EDs) in hospital settings are disproportionately affected by workplace violence as compared to those working in other departments. Such violence results in minor or major injury to these workers. In other cases, it leads to physical disability, reduced job performance, and eventually a nonconducive working environment for these workers.Materials and methods: A cross-sectional exploratory questionnaire was used to collect data used for the examination of the incidents of violence in the workplace. This study was carried out at the ED of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Hospital. Participants for the study were drawn from nurses, support staff, and emergency physicians. Both male and female workers were surveyed.Results: The study included responses from 100 staff in the ED of the BDF Hospital in Bahrain (doctors, nurses, and support personnel). The most experienced type of violence in the workers in the past 12 months in this study was verbal abuse, which was experienced by 78% of the participants, which was followed by physical abuse (11%) and then sexual abuse (3%). Many cases of violence against ED workers occurred during night shifts (53%), while physical abuse was reported to occur during all the shifts; 40% of the staff in the ED of the hospital were not aware of the policies against workplace violence, and 26% of the staff considered leaving their jobs at the hospital.Conclusion: This study reported multiple findings on the number of workplace violence incidents, as well as the characteristics and factors associated with violence exposure in ED staff in Bahrain. The results clearly demonstrate the importance of addressing the issue of workplace violence in EDs in Bahrain and can be used to demonstrate the strong need for interventions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Dove Medical Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries OpeN Access Emergency Medicine;9, pp. 113-121
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OAEM.S147982
dc.rights First published in Open Access Emergency Medicine by Dove Medical Press en_US
dc.subject emergency department en_US
dc.subject hospital safety en_US
dc.subject nurses en_US
dc.subject verbal and physical violence en_US
dc.subject workplace violence en_US
dc.subject Bahrain en_US
dc.title Violence toward health workers in Bahrain Defense Force Royal Medical Services' emergency department en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-11-20T16:37:15Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.2147/OAEM.S147982
dc.identifier.doi 10.2147/OAEM.S147982
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2729370
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Open Access Emergency Medicine
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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