Workplace Violence Against Healthcare Workers at Ministry of Health Hospitals, Holy Makkah City, Saudi Arabia, 2019: A Cross-Sectional Study
Keywords:Workplace violence, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, violence, abuse.
Background: Workplace violence affected most of the healthcare workers in almost all the specialties,
departments and in most categories of health facilities.
The objectives: to estimate the prevalence of the workplace violence against health care workers and to
determine the different risk factors which can causing this workplace violence against health care workers
in one year in Makkah city at the Ministry of Health Hospitals between April and July 2018.
Material and Method: It’s a cross-sectional study conducted at Al-Noor specialist hospital, King AbdulAziz Hospital (KAH), Hera’a general hospital at Makkah holy city on 450 of healthcare workers included
doctors and nurses who worked in emergency, critical care, inpatient and outpatient departments by using a
validated questionnaire in English (Workplace Violence in the Health Sector Country Case Studies, Research
Instruments, 2003) constructed by (ILO, ICN, WHO, and PSI).
Conclusion: More than half of the participants (52%) exposed to workplace violence. Type of department,
work shift and the marital status were the most contributing factors of workplace violence.