Nurses' attitudes and reactions to workplace violence in obstetrics and gynaecology departments in Cairo hospitals
AbstractThis study aimed violence against obstetrics and gynaecology nurses and assess their reaction and cross-sectional study was conducted in 2009 among 416 randomly selected nurses in obstetrics and gynaecology departments in 8 hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. Data were collected using a self-completed questionnaire and Likert scale to record sociodemographic characteristics, exposure to workplace violence and nurses' reaction and attitude to it. The majority of nurses [86.1%] had been exposed to workplace violence. Patients' relatives were the greatest source of violence [38.5%] and psychological violence was the most common form [78.1%]. Carelessness [40.5%] and malpractice of nurses [35.8%] were reported as the usual causes of violence. For psychological and physical violence < 50% of the nurses used the formal system to report abuse. Most nurses [87.2%] considered workplace violence had a negative effect of on them. Guidelines for protection of nursing staff are needed
Samir, N., Mohamed, R., Moustafa, E. & Abou Saif, H. (2012). Nurses' attitudes and reactions to workplace violence in obstetrics and gynaecology departments in Cairo hospitals. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118295
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (3), 198-204, 2012
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