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)Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
|Last Modified:||11 Jan 2011 11:55|
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