+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Nurses' attitudes and reactions to workplace violence in obstetrics and gynaecology departments in Cairo hospitals



Nurses' attitudes and reactions to workplace violence in obstetrics and gynaecology departments in Cairo hospitals



Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 18(3): 198-204



This study aimed to identify forms of workplace violence against obstetrics and gynaecology nurses and assess their reaction and attitude to it. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2009 among 416 randomly selected nurses in obstetrics and gynaecology departments in 8 hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. Data were collected using a self-completed questionnaire and Likert scale to record sociodemographic characteristics, exposure to workplace violence and its types, and nurses' reaction and attitude to it. The majority of nurses (86.1%) had been exposed to workplace violence. Patients' relatives were the greatest source ofviolence (38.5%) and psychological violence was the most common form (78.1%). Carelessness (40.5%) and malpractice of nurses (35.8%) were reported as the usual causes of violence. For psychological and physical violence < 50% of the nurses used the formal system to report abuse. Most nurses (87.2%) considered workplace violence had negative effect of on them. Guidelines for protection of nursing staff are needed.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 054688612

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 22574471


Related references

The obstetrics and gynaecology departments in the French public hospitals: an updated overview. Journal de Gynecologie Obstetrique et Biologie de la Reproduction 41(7): 623-630, 2012

Workplace violence against nurses in emergency departments in Jordan. International Nursing Review 60(4): 550-555, 2013

Workplace violence against nurses in Indonesian emergency departments. Enfermeria Clinica 28(Suppl. 1): 184-190, 2018

Workplace violence against Iranian nurses working in emergency departments. International Nursing Review 58(1): 130-137, 2011

Quality of work life and its association with workplace violence of the nurses in emergency departments. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research 20(1): 56-62, 2015

Workplace violence towards workers in the emergency departments of Palestinian hospitals: a cross-sectional study. Human Resources for Health 13: 28, 2015

Workplace violence and abuse against nurses in hospitals in iran. Asian Nursing Research 2(3): 184-193, 2008

Workplace violence against nurses in Chinese hospitals: a cross-sectional survey. Bmj Open 5(3): E006719, 2015

Workplace Violence Against Nurses: Vhembe District Hospitals, South Africa. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 31(1): 28-38, 2017

The impact of training program on nurses' attitudes toward workplace violence in Jordan. Applied Nursing Research 30(): 83-89, 2016

Emergency nurses' perspective of workplace violence in Jordanian hospitals: A national survey. International Emergency Nursing 24: 61-65, 2016

Workplace Violence in County Hospitals in Eastern China: Risk Factors and Hospital Attitudes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2018: 886260518792242, 2018

Workplace violence against women nurses working in two public sector hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Nursing Outlook 65(4): 420-427, 2017

Workplace violence against physicians and nurses in Palestinian public hospitals: a cross-sectional study. Bmc Health Services Research 12: 469, 2012

Patients' bill of rights and effective factors of workplace violence against female nurses on duty at Ilam teaching hospitals. Journal of Injury and Violence Research 9(1):, 2017