Investigation of the Studies Published on WOS between 2014-2018 in the Field of Violence to Health Employees Worldwide

Yayla E. N.

Journal of Health Services and Education, vol.3, no.1, pp.28-32, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The aim of this study, is to examine studies searched on WOS ( Web of Science) in the field of violence to health employees worldwide in the last five years in terms of different variables. The study’s universe is made up of the WOS databases from 2014 to 2018 and includes studies with the words “violence health workers”, “verbal abuse health workers”, “physical violence health workers”, “sexual harassment health workers” and “cyberbullying health workers”. Only “research articles” were examined. In total 90 articles were identified, of which 85 were reached and examined according to criteria determined by the researchers. In the studies, which is reached as full text, “violence against health workers” was the most commonly used keyword. It was determined that the studies were mostly published in 2017 (30) and English (74) was the commonly preferred language of the studies. It has been found that the studies conducted are mostly written by two authors and above (26) and the authors of all 84 studies mostly work in departments related to Health and Business Administration. Studies in the field of violence to health employees were made mostly in ABD (15), Turkey (9), China (9) ve Italy (7), respectively. In the studies examined, survey (48) and focus group interview / deep interview / interview technique (16) was used as a data collection tools and quantitative method (44) was used as the research method.