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Violence in the accident and emergency department: an international perspective

Violence in the accident and emergency department: an international perspective

Ferns, Terry (2005) Violence in the accident and emergency department: an international perspective. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 13 (3). pp. 180-185. ISSN 0965-2302 (doi:10.1016/j.aaen.2005.03.005)

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Abstract

Violence and aggression experienced by emergency nurses has been the focus of international concern. This paper examines the phenomena of violence experienced by emergency department nursing staff from an international perspective
by reviewing original, published research studies. Methodological inconsistencies and concerns, a lack of comprehensive studies and persistent under-reporting
may mean that the reality of clinical practise has not being captured by researchers.
The literature suggests that clients presenting with weapons in the emergency department may be characteristic of North American departments but is much less likely to occur in the United Kingdom were weapons use is much more likely to be opportunistic. Excessive verbal abuse is a global phenomenon and nursing staff and organisations may be significantly affected by workplace violence. However,
violence against nursing staff remains poorly researched or understood.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Accident and Emergency Nursing, renamed International Emergency Nursing from 2007.
Uncontrolled Keywords: violence, aggression, original research review, nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4077

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