This study was undertaken within two teaching hospitals (one general and one psychiatric) in a large health board.
Its purpose was to compare the rates of physical assaults on student nurses with those on other grades of nursing staff, to explore the aetiological factors associated with attack, and to identify what preventive measures were in place and what support systems were available for affected staff.
Data were collected from completed incident forms and from a semi-structured questionnaire administered to the student nurses.
The rate of reported assault was much higher in the psychiatric hospital than the general hospital, but the severity of the assault was greater in the general hospital.
Age and height were not risk factors for assaults.
The study showed inadequate training, under-reporting of incidents, poor utilization of occupational health departments and a lack of support for victims of physical assaults.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Centre hospitalier universitaire, Etudiant, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Accident travail, Infirmier psychiatrique, Hôpital psychiatrique, Facteur risque, Abus sexuel, Violence, Stress, Posttraumatisme syndrome, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Teaching hospital, Student, Health staff, Human, Occupational accident, Psychiatric nurse, Psychiatric hospital, Risk factor, Sexual abuse, Violence, Stress, Posttraumatic syndrome, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0529747
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.