|Document ID (ISN)||104383|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Lakowo S., Soares J.J.F., Nolan P.
||Violence towards psychiatric staff: A comparison of gender, job and environmental characteristics in England and Sweden
||Jan.-Mar. 2004, Vol.18, No.1, p.39-55. 70 ref.
||This study compares violence encountered by staff at mental institutions in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Psychiatric personnel from the United Kindgom (301 nurses and 74 psychiatrists) and Sweden (745 nurses and 306 psychiatrists) were assessed by means of a questionnaire covering working conditions and exposure to violence. Analysis showed an association between being abused and being male, of young age, British and a nurse. Multivariate logistic regression confirmed that British female and male nurses were the main risk group for exposure to violence. Interventions thus need to be sensitive to gender differences, societal context, professional roles and interactions between them. Furthermore, clinical supervision and team functioning, together with organizational and environmentally friendly settings, may help reduce violence in mental institutions.
||Sweden; United Kingdom; violence; health care personnel; hospitals
||questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; comparative study; sex-linked differences; social aspects; age-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; Sweden|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Violence and terrorism