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POBLETE TRONCOSO, Margarita  and  VALENZUELA SUAZO, Sandra. Nurses in risk: violence at work focused on gender. Index Enferm [online]. 2005, vol.14, n.51, pp.40-44. ISSN 1699-5988.

At  present time,  violence is a socio-cultural phenomena that affects  different environments. One of them is the workplace. Although  the latter in general has traditionally been viewed as a relatively benign and violence-free environment,   our understanding has grown that violence at work is not just an episodic, individual problem, but a structural, strategic issue rooted in wider social economic, organizational and cultural factors that worries society because of its high costs in health and in the economy of countries. Women, as part of the working population,  are bound to suffer violence  at workplace of various types, being frequent,  because of their gender characteristics,   salary  inequity, sexual harassment and  "mobbing". The present work is a revision that issues violence at workplace and its implications for  nursing, as a  typical  feminine  profession.

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