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International Nursing Science Conference

August 21-23, 2023 | London, UK

August 21 -23, 2023 | London, UK
Nursing Science 2023

Sara Mohammed Aljanabi

Sara Mohammed Aljanabi, Speaker at Nursing Conferences
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Title : Nurses’ perception toward workplace violence at Dammam Medical Tower, Saudi Arabia


Male and female nurses face violence in their workplace because of daily exposure to challenging situations as a result of dealing with different types of patients, visitors, and their families.
Aim: The study aimed to assess nurses' perceptions toward workplace violence at Dammam Medical Tower, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A quantitative descriptive cross-sectional design was used to conduct this study. The sample size consisted of 300 nurses working at Dammam Medical Tower using a convenient sampling technique from January to March 2019and using modified tool obtained from ‘Survey on Workplace Violence’ by Massachusetts Nurse’s Association.
Results: The most common workplace violence for the last two years was verbal abuse and threatening. Additionally, sexual assault was less violent in the workplace. Around one-third of nurses reported all incidents to management, and less than half of them stated that the management was supportive and tried to find a solution. However, only 10% of them underwent related training regarding work place violence prevention. Also, more than a quarter of nurses reported that a clear policy and procedures addressing violence are needed to combat violence in the workplace. There is a significant difference between nurses who work in outpatients or emergency department and total violence incidents.
Conclusion: Verbal abuse and threatening are deemed to be the most common violence being occurred in the workplace, while patients and relatives are the commonest offenders. The administration of the workplace should develop a clear policy to address the violent act in work and enhance the violence concept in the orientation courses.


Sara Aljanabi, RN, MSN is Director of school health nurses, quality coordinator in PHC Eastern health cluster, Eastern province, Saudi Arabia. Sara Aljanabi a nurse for over 11 years and is currently a director of school health nurses at EHC and quality coordinator at Alkhobar health network in SA. I received my undergraduate nursing degree from College of Health Sciences and Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University. Master's Degree in king Abdul Aziz University, Lean Six-Sigma master black Belt from Anexas Europe. Pass three levels of MANJAM leadership program in health ministry. For the past 6 years I have been the intensive care unit nurse supervisor in Almshae’er hospitals in Haj season. I have lectured on a multitiude of nursing topics. I am active in a variety of health associations, including Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association (SDEA), Saudi society for blood disorders (SSBD), Saudi Osteoporosis Society (SOS), and Al Ata'a society. I published many topics and participated in many research works. I also taught a critical care courses and school nurse courses. I skilled in taking a project and initiative from concept to reality. I have many volunteers work in the Saudi Red Crescent and the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief. Recently, I participated in organizing sports tournaments as a member of the Saudi Boxing Federation and as a national boxing referee.