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Document ID (ISN)109148
CIS number 09-238
ISSN - Serial title 1092-6771 - Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gillepsie G.L.
Title Consequences of violence exposures by emergency nurses
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.16, No.4, p.409-418. 12 ref.
Abstract Emergency nurses are among the most likely groups of health care professionals to be exposed to violence. Violence exposure is the witnessing or receiving of a violent act with or without the intention to cause physical or psychological harm. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the literature in relation to emergency nurses' exposure to violence and discuss the implications for emergency nursing practice. A review of the literature was conducted using the keywords violence, emergency nursing, health care workers and productivity. Emergency nurses exhibited anxiety, vulnerability, guilt, anger, sadness and peer blaming following violence exposures. Violence exposures affect emergency nurses both physically and psychologically. Interventions should be developed to reduce the negative consequences of violence exposures.
Descriptors (primary) emergency services; violence; psychological effects; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; human relations; anxiety; work efficiency; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Health care services
Violence and terrorism