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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2016, 4(2), 47-55
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-4-2-2
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Developing a Policy for Workplace Violence against Nurses and Health Care Professionals in Jordan: A Plan of Action

Ahmad Rayan1, , Ali Qurneh2, Rana Elayyan2 and Omar Baker3

1Zarqa University, Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa, Jordan

2The University of Jordan, Faculty of Nursing, Amman, Jordan

3King Saud University, College of Nursing, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: February 26, 2016

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Ahmad Rayan, Ali Qurneh, Rana Elayyan and Omar Baker. Developing a Policy for Workplace Violence against Nurses and Health Care Professionals in Jordan: A Plan of Action. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2016; 4(2):47-55. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-4-2-2


Violence at workplace toward health care professionals including nurses is gaining a thoughtful concern worldwide. The prevalence of workplace violence in the Middle East including Jordan is considerably high although governmental policies and legislations exist. Tackling and preventing such issue of workplace violence necessitates reinforcing and reviving existing policies. The researchers in the current study adopted a plan of action using a systematic method to establish and implement specific strategies and policies to prevent workplace violence against health care professionals in Jordan. A detailed description for developing the policy was provided in this study based on the following steps: describing context of the problem, identifying policy goals and options, weighing policy alternatives, highlighting the recommended solutions, and providing a strategy for implementation and evaluation .

policy development workplace violence nurse health care professionals Jordan

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