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Worker-to-Worker Violence in Hospitals Perpetrator Characteristics and Common Dyads
Wayne State Univ, Dept Family Med & Publ Hlth Sci, Detroit, MI 48201 USA.;Wayne State Univ, Ind & Org Psychol, Detroit, MI 48201 USA..
Detroit Med Ctr, Occupat Hlth Serv, Detroit, MI USA..
Wayne State Univ, Dept Family Med & Publ Hlth Sci, Detroit, MI 48201 USA..
Wayne State Univ, Sch Med, Dept Emergency Med, Detroit, MI 48201 USA.;Detroit Med Ctr, Detroit, MI USA..
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2016 (English)In: Workplace Health & Safety, ISSN 2165-0799, Vol. 64, no 2, 51-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Worker-to-worker (Type III) violence is prevalent in health care settings and has potential adverse consequences for employees and organizations. Little research has examined perpetrator characteristics of this type of violence. The current study is a descriptive examination of the common demographic and work-related characteristics of perpetrators of Type III workplace violence among hospital workers. Analysis was based on documented incidents of Type III violence reported within a large hospital system from 2010 to 2012. Nurses were involved as either the perpetrator or target in the five most common perpetrator-target dyads. Incidence rate ratios revealed that patient care associates and nurses were significantly more likely to be perpetrators than other job titles. By examining characteristics of perpetrators and common worker dyads involved in Type III workplace violence, hospital stakeholders and unit supervisors have a starting point to develop strategies for reducing conflict between workers.

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2016. Vol. 64, no 2, 51-56 p.
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workplace violence, mental health, hospital workers, perpetrators, Type III violence, perpetrator-target dyads, worker-to-worker
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281970DOI: 10.1177/2165079915608856ISI: 000370191500004PubMedID: 26450899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281970DiVA: diva2:916207
Available from: 2016-04-01 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-04-01Bibliographically approved

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