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Nurse workplace violence

Ambrose Hon-Wai Wong, Joan Combellick, Beth Ann Wispelwey, Allison Squires, Maureen Gang
OBJECTIVES: The emergency department (ED) has been recognized as a high-risk environment for workplace violence. Acutely agitated patients who perpetrate violence against healthcare workers represent a complex care challenge in the ED. Recommendations to improve safety are often based on expert opinion rather than empirical data. In this study we aim to describe the lived experience of staff members caring for this population in order to provide a broad perspective of ED patient violence...
October 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Paola Ferri, Monica Silvestri, Cecilia Artoni, Rosaria Di Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) against health professionals is a global problem with an increasing incidence. The aims of this study were as follows: 1) to examine the frequency and characteristics of WPV in different settings and professionals of a general hospital and 2) to identify the clinical and organizational factors related to this phenomenon. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional. In a 1-month period, we administered the "Violent Incident Form" to 745 professionals (physicians, head nurses, nurses, nursing assistants), who worked in 15 wards of a general hospital in northern Italy...
2016: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
Ericka Sanner-Stiehr
Lateral violence among nurses persists as a pervasive problem in health care, contributing to detrimental individual and organizational consequences. Nurse educators can prepare students to respond effectively to lateral violence before they graduate and enter the workplace, where it is likely to be encountered. Simulation provides an effective platform for delivering this type of student-centered education. This article presents step-by-step guidelines for educators to integrate lateral violence response training into simulations in prelicensure nursing education...
October 5, 2016: Nurse Educator
Isaac Mensah Boafo, Peter Hancock, Eyal Gringart
AIM: To document the incidence, sources and effects of workplace verbal abuse and sexual harassment against Ghanaian nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Ghana from 2013-2014 which surveyed 592 professional nurses and midwives working in public hospitals in Ghana using the health sector violence questionnaire. RESULTS: The majority of participants were females (80%). The average age of participants was 31·76 years and the average number of years practising as nurse was 7·38...
April 2016: Nurs Open
Branko Gabrovec, Ivan Eržen
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this research was to identify the prevalence of violence towards nursing staff in Slovenian nursing homes. METHODS: For the purpose of this study, a non-experimental sampling method was employed, using a structured questionnaire as a data collection instrument (n=527). The contents of the questionnaire proved valid and reliable, with a high enough degree of internal consistency (Cronbach Alpha minimum 0.82). RESULTS: The nursing staffs working in nursing homes for senior citizens are at high risk of violence...
September 1, 2016: Zdravstveno Varstvo
Cristina Vidal-Martí, Carles Pérez-Testor
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September 19, 2016: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
Hyunjin Oh, Dong-Choon Uhm, Young Joo Yoon
BACKGROUND: Negative work environments influence the ability of nurses to provide optimal patient care in a safe environment. AIM: The purpose of the study was to test a model linking workplace bullying (WPB) and lateral violence (LV) with job stress, intent to leave, and, subsequently, nurse-assessed patient adverse outcomes (safety issues). DESIGN: This descriptive-correlational study examined the relationships between study variables and used a structural equation model to test the validity of the proposed theoretical framework...
September 2016: Nursing Research
Angel Johann Solorzano Martinez
Workplace violence in health care settings is an occupational issue concerning nurses and other health care professionals. Patient aggression against nurses is often the most common form of violence in clinical settings, occurring in emergency departments, inpatient psychiatric settings, and nursing homes. Physical and verbal assaults are the major forms of workplace violence encountered by nurses. Current research has identified staff, environmental, and patient risk factors as the major precursors of workplace violence initiated by patients...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
L Uronen, J Heimonen, P Puukka, K-P Martimo, J Hartiala, S Salanterä
BACKGROUND: Health checks in occupational health (OH) care should prevent deterioration of work ability and promote well-being at work. Documentation of health checks should reflect and support continuity of prevention and practice. AIMS: To analyse how OH nurses (OHNs) undertaking health checks document psychosocial factors at work and use the Work Ability Index (WAI). METHODS: Analysis of two consecutive OHN health check records and WAI scores with statistical analyses and annotations of 13 psychosocial factors based on a publicly available standard on psychosocial risk management: British Standards Institution specification PAS 1010, part of European Council Directive 89/391/EEC, with a special focus on work-related stress and workplace violence...
August 27, 2016: Occupational Medicine
Kai Xing, Xue Zhang, Mingli Jiao, Yu Cui, Yan Lu, Jinghua Liu, Jingjing Zhang, Yuchong Zhao, Yanming Zhao, Ye Li, Libo Liang, Zheng Kang, Qunhong Wu, Mei Yin
Workplace violence in Chinese township hospitals is a major public health problem. We identified the risk factors of healthcare workers' worry about experiencing workplace violence in 90 Chinese township hospitals and determined specific measures for differing stages of violence (based on crisis management theory). Participants were 440 general practitioners and 398 general nurses from Heilongjiang Province, China (response rate 84.6%). One hundred and six (12.6%) respondents reported being physically attacked in their workplace in the previous 12 months...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Lynne H Koller
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ISSUE Instructions: 1.1 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded after you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Akililu Azazh Tumebo, Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay, Berihun Assefa Dachew
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence has been acknowledged as a global problem, particularly in the health sector. However, there is scarce data on workplace violence among nurses in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of workplace violence and associated factors among nurses in northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: Hospital based cross-sectional study design was employed in 386 nurses from April 1 - April 30, 2015. Data were collected through the use of self-administered questionnaire developed by the International Labor Office/International Council of Nurses/World Health Organization and Public Services International...
2016: BMC Nursing
Fereshteh Najafi, Masoud Fallahi-Khoshknab, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Asghar Dalvandi, Mehdi Rahgozar
Workplace violence against nurses is a challenging problem in both developed and developing countries. Because the concept of violence bears some cultural load, nurses' understanding is region-specific. This study explores Iranian nurses' perceptions of workplace violence. Using qualitative content analysis, 22 registered nurses underwent unstructured, in-depth interviews. The main themes of threats to human dignity and professional reputation emerged, plus four categories: physical violence, psychological violence, honor insults, and ethnic-religious insults...
July 11, 2016: Nursing & Health Sciences
M Abed, E Morris, N Sobers-Grannum
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal evidence suggests increasing workplace violence against healthcare workers in the Caribbean, but the prevalence is largely undocumented. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of workplace violence reported by medical staff at primary care clinics in Barbados. METHODS: A study utilizing a modified version of the standard World Health Organization Workplace Violence Questionnaire, designed to assess the incidence, types and features of workplace violence...
October 2016: Occupational Medicine
Bankole K Fasanya, Emmanuel A Dada
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) is becoming an issue that needs immediate attention in the United States, especially during this period as more states are adopting the "stand your ground laws to promote worker protection." This study was conducted to investigate how WPV has contributed to an unsafe environment for nurses and nursing assistants who work in long-term medical care facilities. METHODS: A structure questionnaire was used to collect data for the study...
June 2016: Safety and Health At Work
Michael A Tonso, Roshani Kanchana Prematunga, Stephen J Norris, Lloyd Williams, Natisha Sands, Stephen J Elsom
The international literature suggests workplace violence in mental health settings is a significant issue, yet little is known about the frequency, nature, severity and health consequences of staff exposure to violence in Australian mental health services. To address this gap, we examined these aspects of workplace violence as reported by mental health services employees in Victoria, Australia. The project used a cross-sectional, exploratory descriptive design. A random sample of 1600 Health and Community Services Union members were invited to complete a survey investigating exposure to violence in the workplace, and related psychological health outcomes...
October 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Hsiu-Fen Hsieh, Yao-Mei Chen, Hsiu-Hung Wang, Shu-Chen Chang, Shu-Ching Ma
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This correlation study examined the relationship among recently workplace violence, depressive tendency, social support, and resilience of victimised nurses, and we also tried to identify protective factors and potential targets for preventive interventions for these nurses. BACKGROUND: Workplace violence in hospitals negatively affects occupational health and safety of medical professionals, especially for emergency department nurses. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, correlation research design was applied...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Siqi Zhao, Lijun Qu, He Liu, Lijun Gao, Mingli Jiao, Jinghua Liu, Libo Liang, Yanming Zhao, Qunhong Wu
The study's objectives were to: 1) use social support theory to examine factors influencing healthcare workers' opinions about workplace violence (WPV) prevention strategies, and 2) to determine the types of support that general practitioners (GPs) and general nurses sought and expected to use after WPV exposure. A cross-sectional survey was used to assess a sample of 448 GPs and 412 general nurses from 90 township hospitals located in Heilongjiang province, China. Results revealed that workers exposed to physical, psychological or both WPV types had a strong opinion about the necessity of improving diagnosis/treatment competence, developing violence prevention guidelines and plans, using protective equipment, and reinforcing staff by providing back-up support...
2016: PloS One
Stefano Bambi, Enrico Lumini, Giovanni Becattini, Alberto Lucchini, Laura Rasero
INTRODUCTION: Bullying and horizontal violence are particular features of workplace violence, currently under the attention of professional organizations in the nursing world. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the spread of the phenomenon, the characteristics, consequences and possible solutions. METHODS: Literature review through Medline and CINAHL databases using the following keywords: "lateral", "horizontal", "hostility", "bullying", "workplace bullying," "violence" "nursing"...
January 2016: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
Michela Luciani, Valentina Spedale, Monica Romanenghi, Candida Ester Villa, Davide Ausili, Stefania Di Mauro
UNLABELLED: Violence towards nurses is a widespread phenomenon in Italy about which statistics are lacking. AIM: To investigate the prevalence of violence towards nurses in a health care structure in the north of Italy. METHOD: An observational cross-sectional study. Data were collected anonymously with a questionnaire developed by Zampieron et al. (2010) on a stratified sample of 198 nurses working in a major Italian Hospital in the Lombardy Region...
2016: La Medicina del Lavoro
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