Healthcare Workplace Violence Analysis

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Healthcare workers suffer the most when it comes to workplace violence. Violence in the workplace can have major effects on the victim such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. It can also lead to many emotional behaviors such as feeling sad, angry, disgust or fear felt by the victim. These emotions can have an influence on work functioning. Violence in the healthcare work is a major issue and is constantly growing than any other work field. “Healthcare workers are 16 times more at risk of experiencing violence from patients or clients than other service workers” (Lanctôt, N., & Guay, S. 2014). The most common abuse seen in the healthcare work is verbal abuse ranging from 22 to 90%, and the least being physical assault ranging
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