Volume 18, Number 4 (10-2014)                   hmj 2014, 18(4): 323-330 | Back to browse issues page


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Lalezari M, Haghiri Dehbarez A, Yazdani R, Jafariyan F. Investigation of violence against emergency nurses in a referral university hospital in Southern Iran . hmj. 2014; 18 (4) :323-330
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Department of Emergency Medicine
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Introduction: Today, the incidence of violence such as verbal violence physical violence, including battering, sexual harassment is defined conflicts, especially in work environments around the world. The aim of this study was to investigate violence against emergency department nurses of Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas. Methods: This study was a cross - sectional descriptive study which was conducted in 2012-2013, the population of nurses in the emergency department of shahid Mohammadi hospital, with at least one year of work experience ranging from formal contracts and are recruiting in all of them (88 women and 13 men) were enrolled in this study. The researcher made questionnaire including open and closed questions was used for data collection. By using SPSS software, Chi-Square test was used for statisrical analysis. Results: Verbal abuse, threat and physical violence had the highest prevalence of violence. Night shift work, lack of police intervention, long-term care services, the main risk factors for violence are the most violent patients, and the shift is 7 nights to 12 nights. In the majority of cases (94%), nurses were not well trained on how deal with violence and also report an incident. Conclusion: In this study, the prevalence of violence over a period of one year, which is higher than the foreign studies of the consideration and study. Hence a proper and comprehensive research, prevention programs, such as raising the general culture, involvement of nurses with higher responsibility and high-speed action in emergencies, the sensitizing concerned authroties with the aim of reducing violence, is necessary.

Keywords: Workplace Violence – Emergency - Nurses
Citation: Lelezari M, Haghiri Dehbarez A, Yazdani R, Jafarian F. Investigation of violence against emergency nurses in a referral university hospital in Southern Iran. Hormozgan Medical Journal 2014;18(4):323-330.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/09/23 | Accepted: 2014/09/23 | Published: 2014/09/23

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