Agenda Item: Violence Against Healthcare Workers

Under Secretary General: Bedirhan Beşaltı

Academic Assistants: Arda Kadıoğlu, Ali Osman Karşu


Violence against healthcare workers is a serious issue that affects healthcare professionals worldwide. It includes physical, verbal, and sexual abuse, as well as bullying, harassment, and threats. The problem is particularly acute in emergency departments and psychiatric settings, but it affects healthcare workers in all settings and roles, including nurses, doctors, and support staff. The effects of violence against healthcare workers can be severe, including physical injury, emotional trauma, and long-term psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also impacts the quality of care provided to patients and can lead to high staff turnover and burnout. 

In this annual session of MUNSA’23, delegates representing countries from all over the globe will debate upon implementing effective strategies to prevent violence against healthcare workers, and to support those who have been affected by it in our Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee.