Title

Workplace Violence

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Workplace violence is “violent acts (including physical assaults and threats of assaults) directed toward persons at work or on duty” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 2014). Nonfatal assaults are much more common than fatal assaults, especially in health care. However, current surveillance systems capture fatal assaults better than nonfatal assaults because of widespread underreporting and difficulties obtaining data on less visible forms of workplace violence (Barling, Dupré, & Kelloway, 2009).

Comments

Encyclopedia entry.

ISBN

9780826133052

Publication

Encyclopedia of nursing research

Edition

4th ed.

Publisher

Springer Publishing Company


Share

COinS