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SILVA, Fernanda Bandeira da; SILVEIRA, Eliane Fraga da  and  GEDRAT, Dóris Cristina. Occurrence of violence suffered at work: a study with professionals in the urgency and emergency sector of a hospital in northern Brazil. Aletheia [online]. 2021, vol.54, n.2, pp. 67-81. ISSN 1413-0394.

ABSTRACT The objective was to describe the occurrence of violence suffered by health professionals in the Urgency and Emergency of a hospital in the north of the country. Identifying violence in the urgency and emergency sector makes it possible to generate information about the reality of hospitals, which helps to remedy such problems that occur in them. The methodology was of a quantitative approach, with the application of a questionnaire with questions about violence suffered and practiced at work and about data of victims and aggressors, with the professionals of the urgency and emergency center of the researched hospital. The results of the research pointed to the conclusion that the main perpetrator of workplace violence is the patient between 31 and 40 years old and the biggest victims are women who work the night shift, receive between R $ 1,000 and 2,999 and do not have post- University graduate. Therefore, sanitation strategies are needed for the problem of violence among health professionals.

Keywords : Workplace Violence; Occupational Health.; Urgency and emergency.

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