Workplace Violence Among Employee: Challenges for Managers for the 21st Century


Author: Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD
Year Published: 2013 (Revised 2015; Revised 2020)
Format: Paper Perfect  Bound Book
Pages: 92
Size: 8.5X11
Language: English
SBN-10: 0-9897285-5-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-9897285-5-3



A workplace may be any location either permanent or temporary where an employee performs any work-related duty(s). These locations include but are not limited to the buildings and the surrounding perimeters, including the parking lots, field locations, clients’ homes, and traveling to and from assignments. The common settings for violence in healthcare are as follows: (a) acute care settings, (b) emergency room, (c) critical care units, (d) psychiatric inpatient units, (d) community health agencies, (e) homes for special care, and (f) nursing homes. Violence in the workplace impacts  patient outcomes, productivity, and the quality of work-life for employees. The results of violence in the workplace contribute to the increased cost in the organization. However, the focus of this book will be violence among employees in workplace organizations. This book identified some theoretical frameworks contributing to violence in the workplace. The different types of violence are discussed. This book addressed workplace violence related to mental problems with employees. Also, future strategies for improving violence in the workplace are discussed.


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