Legal Protection of Health Care Workers Regarding Workplace Violence During Pandemic COVID-19

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Jamal Wiwoho
Sunny Ummul Firdaus
Drifarrosa Aisy Aufanuha Machfudz
Moch Syafrudin Dwisapto Laxamanahady


Work place violence against health care workers has happened in all over the world and begun to be a global phenomenone. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, violence against health care workers increase rapidly. This was caused by many factors and unfortunately, health care workers feel helpless when this happened. Therefore, legal protection towards health care workers in case of work place violance is needed. In Indonesia legal system, there are some law and regulations that regulated protection of health care workers. Health care workers basically will be protected by law when they carry on their duty and any violence that was made toward them during their work can be prosecuted. Beside of protection by the law, both of Government and Health Institution need to make a prevention scheme to decrease work place violance toward health care workers.

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Wiwoho, J., Firdaus, S. U., Machfudz, D. A. A., & Laxamanahady, M. S. D. (2023). Legal Protection of Health Care Workers Regarding Workplace Violence During Pandemic COVID-19. Journal of Law and Legal Reform, 4(1), 63-78.
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Author Biographies

Jamal Wiwoho, Center of Democracy and National Resilience, Universitas Sebelas Maret

Jamal Wiwoho is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia. He obatined a bachelor's degree from Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Master and Doctoral's degree from Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia. His areas of expertise are related to legal studies, law and public policy, and taxation law. Some of his current publication such as Undrop as an Effort to Protect Farmers Rights in Realizing the Development of a Sustainable World Food System (International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 2022), Protection of Environmental Rights for International Refugees in Indonesia: Present Practice and Future Challenges (Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, 2022), and Financial Crime in Digital Payments (Journal of Central Banking Law and Institutions, 2022).

Sunny Ummul Firdaus, Center of Democracy and National Resilience, Universitas Sebelas Maret

Sunny Ummul Firdaus is a Lecturer at Faculty of Law Universitas Sebelas Maret and Researcher at the Center of Democracy and National Resilience Universitas Sebelas Maret. Some of her areas of expertise are concerning law and public policy, legal studies, and law and demoracy. Her some recent publications such as Cybercrime Prevention Based on Democracy (Springer Nature, 2023), Empowerment of Anti-Money Political Villages to Create Elections with Integrity (International Journal of Community Service, 2022), and The urgency of legal regulations existence in case of COVID-19 vaccination refusal in Indonesia (Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2022).

Drifarrosa Aisy Aufanuha Machfudz, Center of Democracy and National Resilience, Universitas Sebelas Maret

Drifarrosa Aisy Aufanuha Machfudz is a Researcher at the Center of Democracy and National Resilience Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia.

Moch Syafrudin Dwisapto Laxamanahady, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

Moch Syafrudin Dwisapto Laxamanahady is from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Melaka, Malaysia.


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