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Anja Schablon, Dana Wendeler, Agnessa Kozak, Albert Nienhaus, Susanne Steinke
Acts of aggression by patients or clients are a part of the average working day for many Health care employees. The objective of the survey was to study the frequency and nature of violence and the handling of aggressive behavior by facility management. The cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017, 81 different healthcare facilities and 1984 employees participated. The questionnaire encompassed socio-demographic details, the frequency of physical violence and verbal abuse, consequences of violence and the stress of employees...
June 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Faye Sheppard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2018: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Lynn Unruh, Yara Asi
Workplace injuries, such as musculoskeletal injuries, needlestick injuries, and emotional and physical violence, remain an issue in U.S. hospitals. To develop meaningful safety programs, it is important to identify workplace factors that contribute to injuries. This study explored factors that affect injuries in a sample of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) in Florida. Regressions were run on models in which the dependent variable was the degree to which the respondent had experienced needlesticks, work-related musculoskeletal injuries, cuts or lacerations, contusions, verbal violence, physical violence, and other occupational injuries...
June 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
Wenhui Liu, Shihong Zhao, Lei Shi, Zhong Zhang, Xinyan Liu, Li Li, Xiaojian Duan, Guoqiang Li, Fengge Lou, Xiaoli Jia, Lihua Fan, Tao Sun, Xin Ni
OBJECTIVES: Our aims were to assess the relationship between workplace violence, job satisfaction, burnout, organisational support and turnover intention, and to explore factors associated with turnover intention among nurses in Chinese tertiary hospitals. METHODS: The purposive sampling method was used to collect data from August 2016 through January 2017. A total of 1761 nurses from 9 public tertiary hospitals in 4 provinces (municipalities) located in eastern (Beijing), central (Heilongjiang, Anhui) and western (Shaanxi) regions of China completed the questionnaires (effective response rate=85...
June 9, 2018: BMJ Open
Scott Lamont, Scott Brunero
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence prevalence has attracted significant attention within the international nursing literature. Little attention to non-mental health settings and a lack of evaluation rigor have been identified within review literature. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of a workplace violence training program in relation to risk assessment and management practices, de-escalation skills, breakaway techniques, and confidence levels, within an acute hospital setting...
May 19, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Peng Li, Kai Xing, Hong Qiao, Huiying Fang, Hongkun Ma, Mingli Jiao, Yanhua Hao, Ye Li, Libo Liang, Lijun Gao, Zheng Kang, Yu Cui, Hong Sun, Qunhong Wu, Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: International reports indicating that around 10-50% of health care staff are exposed to violence every year; in certain settings, this rate might reach over 85%. Evidence has shown that people who experience psychological violence are seven times as likely to be victims of physical violence. Although there have been numerous studies on WPV in general hospitals, there is no consensus regarding the current status of psychological violence directed at health care workers in township hospitals in China...
June 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Hyejin Kim, Ji-Su Kim, Kwisoon Choe, Yeunhee Kwak, Jae-Seok Song
AIMS: To test a model of the relationship between nurses' burnout and emotional labour using structural equation modelling to identify the mediating effects of workplace violence. BACKGROUND: Nurses are a group that experiences high emotional labour and are exposed to various types of violence in the clinical setting. Burnout is related to emotional labour as well as exposure of workplace violence, but alternatives to reduce burnout in the context of emotional labour (e...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
C Nadine Wathen, Jennifer C D MacGregor, Masako Tanaka, Barbara J MacQuarrie
OBJECTIVES: Intimate partner violence (IPV) has significant impacts on workers and workplaces. This paper examines the experiences of gender and sexual minority (GSM) people in this context. METHODS: People aged 15 and older completed an online survey on the impacts of IPV at work, and brief health and life quality questions. Of 7918 respondents, 8.5% (n = 672) indicated GSM status. We examined IPV exposure, health and IPV-related work impacts by overall GSM status, and separately by sexual orientation, and gender...
June 4, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
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OBJECTIVE: Aggressions against health staff is a phenomenon that is not widely studied worldwide. To date, there is no national study analyzing this situation in Spain. Our objective is to describe and analyze aggressions to physicians of the whole Spanish territory in the period 2010-2015, through an observational analytical study by conglomerates (ecological) with all aggressions to physicians identified by the 52 official medical associations of Spain over 6 years of study. RESULTS: There were 2419 aggressions on physicians, 51% on men...
June 4, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Brian J Maguire, Barbara J O'Neill, Peter O'Meara, Matthew Browne, Michael T Dealy
OBJECTIVE: To describe measures that assaulted EMS personnel believe will help prevent violence against EMS personnel. METHODS: This mixed- methods study includes a thematic analysis and directed content analysis of one survey question that asked the victims of workplace violence how the incident might have been prevented. RESULTS: Of 1778 survey respondents, 633 reported being assaulted in the previous 12 months; 203 of them believed the incident could have been prevented and 193 of them (95%) answered this question...
May 31, 2018: Injury
Han-Jen Hsu, Wei-Kai Weng, Yung-Lang Chou, Pin-Wei Huang
Violence in hospitals, nurses are at high risk of patient's aggression in the workplace. This learning course application Mobile Augmented Reality to enhance nurse to prevent violence skill. Increasingly, mobile technologies introduced and integrated into classroom teaching and clinical applications. Improving the quality of learning course and providing new experiences for nurses.
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Seyed Hamid Hosseinikia, Shekufeh Zarei, Majid Najafi Kalyani, Sepideh Tahamtan
Background and Purpose: Workplace violence is a global phenomenon and violation of human rights affects the people's self-esteem and quality of work and causes inequality, discrimination, disorder, and conflict at work. The present study was carried out aiming at determining the workplace violence against the prehospital emergency medical technicians (PEMTs) in three provinces of Fars, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Bushehr, Iran. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study in which 206 PEMTs from Fars, Bushehr, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces participated...
2018: Emergency Medicine International
Francine Nesello Melanda, Hellen Geremias Dos Santos, Denise Albieri Jodas Salvagioni, Arthur Eumann Mesas, Alberto Durán González, Selma Maffei de Andrade
This study aimed to identify associations between sociodemographic, workplace, and school environmental factors and the occurrence of physical violence against teachers at school. This was a cross-sectional study of teachers that had been working for at least a year in elementary or middle schools in the state school system in Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil. A convenience sample was taken of the 20 schools with the most teachers in the city of Londrina. Data were obtained through interviews and self-completed questionnaires in 2012 and 2013...
2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Li Lu, Min Dong, Shi-Bin Wang, Ling Zhang, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Jun Li, Yu-Tao Xiang
BACKGROUND: In China, workplace violence (WPV) toward health-care professionals has been a major concern, but no meta-analysis on this topic has been published. This study is a meta-analysis of the pooled prevalence of WPV against health-care professionals in China and its associated risk factors. METHOD: English- (PubMed, PsycINFO, and Embase) and Chinese-language (Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFang, and SinoMed) databases were systematically searched...
January 1, 2018: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Lubna Baig, Sana Tanzil, Shiraz Shaikh, Ibrahim Hashmi, Muhammad Arslan Khan, Maciej Polkowski
Background & Objective: Considering high burden of violence against healthcare workers in Pakistan APPNA Institute of Public Health developed a training to prevent reactive violence among healthcare providers. The purpose of this training was to equip healthcare providers with skills essential to control aggressive behaviors and prevent verbal and non-verbal violence in workplace settings. This study assesses the effectiveness of training in prevention, de-escalation and management of violence in healthcare settings...
March 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Yong Gan, Yanhong Gong, Yawen Chen, Shiyi Cao, Liqing Li, Yanfeng Zhou, Chulani Herath, Wenzhen Li, Xingyue Song, Jing Li, Tingting Yang, Xiaoxv Yin, Zuxun Lu
BACKGROUND: High turnover among general practitioners (GPs) is a significant challenge in China's efforts to build a sustainable, effective primary care system, but little data is available to help understand and address this issue. The study was aiming at assessing the intention to leave their posts among a sample of GPs and investigating associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted between December 12, 2014 and March 10, 2015 in Hubei Province, Central China...
May 24, 2018: BMC Family Practice
Renee Berquist, Isabelle St-Pierre, Dave Holmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Violence among nurses and in nursing academia is a significant issue, with attention increasingly focused on damage resulting from psychological violence, such as bullying, harassment, aggression, and incivility. Each workplace's interpretation of violence will impact individual behavior within the organization. Organizational and environmental factors can contribute to violent behaviors becoming normalized in the workplace. When violent behaviors go unconstrained, they become imbedded within the workplace culture...
May 1, 2018: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
Mary W Stewart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Kati Karhula, Tarja Hakola, Aki Koskinen, Anneli Ojajärvi, Mika Kivimäki, Mikko Härmä
We aimed to study whether permanent night workers sleep and psychosocial factors differ from day workers and shift workers. The participants (n = 9 312, 92% females, average age 45 years, most commonly nurses and departmental secretaries) were day workers (DW, n = 2 672), shift workers (SW, n = 6 486) and permanent night workers (PNW, n = 154). The Finnish Public Sector survey responses from six hospital districts from 2012 were combined to payroll data from 91 days preceding the survey. The data were analyzed using Pearson χ2 -test, one-way ANOVA and multinomial logistic regression analysis...
May 15, 2018: Chronobiology International
Anthony A Olashore, Oluyemi O Akanni, Radiance M Ogundipe
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence is worrisome in the mental health sector. Little is understood about it in sub-Saharan Africa. Consequently, we decided to investigate the prevalence, related factors, and the available sources of support for the victims of workplace violence in a mental referral hospital in Botswana. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional retrospective survey of 201 mental health staff (MHS) of Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital, Botswana. We used a self-administered questionnaire to obtain information on socio-demographics and various aspects of work-related violence and available source of supports...
May 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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