Gender Analysis of Workplace Violence among Medical Care Personnel

Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology

Description

The amendment of the Act of Gender Equality in Employment and the development of gender mainstreaming have encouraged women to be dedicated to work, which may also increase the chance of women being exposed to workplace violence. This study aims at gender analysis on workplace violence in medical care institutions, intervention and effectiveness evaluations on prevention of workplace violence based on gender equality, and providing suggestions and guidelines. The project is planned for three years. In the first year, we will clarify the issue of the effects of medical care workplace violence on gender equality by qualitative interviews based on related literature. A quantitative workplace violence questionnaire will be developed; its expert validity will be judged and its reliability will be evaluated. The questionnaire will be used to visit the employees in the hospitals in the northern part of Taiwan in the second year. The gender-disaggregated data will be used to investigate the distribution of various types of workplace violence in genders and the contributing factors in medical care institutions. A course and its material on prevention of workplace violence will be designed accordingly. In the third year, an intervention project to educate prevention of workplace violence based on gender equality will be promoted in medical workplace. The effectiveness of the project will be evaluated by comparing the experimental hospital with the control. The guidelines on medical care workplace violence prevention based on gender equality will be written according to the results on the gender analysis and the intervention evaluations. The gender analysis will improve understandings of gender on medical care workplace violence. The intervention will benefit gender equality and reduce violence in workplace. We expect to suggest feasible strategies for prevention of medical care workplace violence and to provide practical guidelines on medical care workplace violence prevention for the workplace’s reference.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/1/137/31/14

Keywords

  • gender analysis
  • workplace violence
  • medical care institutions
  • intervention project