A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE VIOLENCE CONFRONTED BY HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN CHITRAL, PAKISTAN

Main Article Content

USMANIA, FARAH DIBA
SYED INAYAT SHAH
NASAR KHAN
ASIF BOBAK

Abstract

This study describes the various causes and consequences of workplace violence in health sector. Framed under descriptive quantitative research design, this study has been conducted in Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Probability (simple random sampling) has been used while Uma Sekaran table of sample has been used to determine the sample size whereby 68 samples was questioned through a structured questionnaire designed in relevance to the objectives of this study. Data has been analyzed in shape of tables including frequency and percentages while discussion has been done in order to extract findings. Findings show that there are numerous causes of violence against health care workers including individual, societal and management related as well as psychological impacts on health care workers.

Keywords:
Health sector, health, care, workers, violence, social.

Article Details

How to Cite
DIBA, U. F., SHAH, S. I., KHAN, N., & BOBAK, A. (2020). A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE VIOLENCE CONFRONTED BY HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN CHITRAL, PAKISTAN. Journal of Disease and Global Health, 12(2), 66-71. Retrieved from http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JODAGH/article/view/4982
Section
Original Research Article

References

Wynne R, Clarkin N, Cox T, Griffiths A. Guidance on the prevalence of violence at work place. Luxembourg: European Commission, DG, V; 1997.

Martino DV. Workplace violence in the health sector; 2002.
Available:https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/injury/en/WVsynthesisreport.pdf

Kaplan B, Piskin R, Ayar B. Violence against health care workers. Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy. 2013;21:4-10.

International Council of Nursing (ICN). Second international conference on violence in health sector, Amsterdam; 2010.

Lin WQ, Wu J, Yuan LX, Zhang SC, Jing MJ, Zhang HS, et al. Workplace violence and job performance among community healthcare workers in China: The mediator role of quality of life. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015; 12:14872–86.
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph121114872

Committee of the Red Cross International. Annual Report; 2017.
Available:https://www.icrc.org/en/document/annual-report-2017

The nation. Pakistan among world's most dangerous places for health workers: WHO; 2016.
Available:https://nation.com.pk/27-May-2016/pakistan-among-world-s-most-dangerous-places-for-health-workers-who

Zafar W, Siddiqui E, Ejaz K, Shehzad MU, Khan UR, Jamali S, Razzak JA. Health care personnel and workplace violence in the emergency departments of a volatile metropolis: Results from Karachi, Pakistan. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013;45(5):761- 72.