Workplace Violence: Actual and Feared Events in a Southeast Medical Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291032
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Workplace Violence: Actual and Feared Events in a Southeast Medical Center
Author(s):
Forehand, Jeffery Wade; Spurlock, Amy L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Theta
Author Details:
Jeffery Wade Forehand, MSN, RN-BC, 4hand@troy.edu; Amy L. Spurlock, RN, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Healthcare associated work place violence (WPV) remains an ever increasing danger to the nursing workforce. Healthcare workers are much more likely to be injured on the job than other professions with nurses at the highest risk of injury. In a recent year, registered nurses reported over 2,000 assaults and violent acts resulted in an average of 4 days lost from work. Outcomes impacted by WPV include patient care, medication errors, job satisfaction and retention and physical/mental health.

The purpose of phase one of this study was to assess current workplace violence in a southeast medical center with an anticipated need for an educational/behavioral intervention to impact WPV. Workplace violence began to be tracked as a targeted interest of employee health in January 2011 resulting in a perceived under-reporting of violent events.

In an academic-clinical partnership with a university school of nursing, a phase one research project was designed to establish baseline knowledge of actual and feared violent events at work. The investigators surveyed 53 medical center employees with the Violent Events at Work and Fear of Future Violent Events a Work surveys, tools with established test-retest reliability (r(34)) =.92, p < .01).

Items on both tools were significantly different by unit worked, including actual and feared physical violent events of hitting and kicking (p < .05) and spitting and biting (p < .05). Fear of future violent events was significantly different by unit worked (X 2 (35) = 56.634, p < .05). Of the seven employees who reported fear of future violent events at work, five (71.4%) were from the ER or Behavioral unit.  

The basis of this research project lay the groundwork for future interventional research aimed at decreasing workplace violence within the healthcare setting.

Keywords:
workplace violence; academic-clinical collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWorkplace Violence: Actual and Feared Events in a Southeast Medical Centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorForehand, Jeffery Wadeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpurlock, Amy L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJeffery Wade Forehand, MSN, RN-BC, 4hand@troy.edu; Amy L. Spurlock, RN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291032-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>Healthcare associated work place violence (WPV) remains an ever increasing danger to the nursing workforce. Healthcare workers are much more likely to be injured on the job than other professions with nurses at the highest risk of injury. In a recent year, registered nurses reported over 2,000 assaults and violent acts resulted in an average of 4 days lost from work. Outcomes impacted by WPV include patient care, medication errors, job satisfaction and retention and physical/mental health. <p>The purpose of phase one of this study was to assess current workplace violence in a southeast medical center with an anticipated need for an educational/behavioral intervention to impact WPV. Workplace violence began to be tracked as a targeted interest of employee health in January 2011 resulting in a perceived under-reporting of violent events. <p>In an academic-clinical partnership with a university school of nursing, a phase one research project was designed to establish baseline knowledge of actual and feared violent events at work. The investigators surveyed 53 medical center employees with the Violent Events at Work and Fear of Future Violent Events a Work surveys, tools with established test-retest reliability (<i>r<sub>(34)</sub></i>) =.92, <i>p</i> &lt; .01). <p>Items on both tools were significantly different by unit worked, including actual and feared physical violent events of hitting and kicking (<i>p</i> &lt; .05) and spitting and biting (<i>p</i> &lt; .05). Fear of future violent events was significantly different by unit worked (<i>X <sup>2 </sup><sub>(35) </sub>= </i>56.634, p &lt; .05). Of the seven employees who reported fear of future violent events at work, five (71.4%) were from the ER or Behavioral unit. &nbsp; <p>The basis of this research project lay the groundwork for future interventional research aimed at decreasing workplace violence within the healthcare setting.en_GB
dc.subjectworkplace violenceen_GB
dc.subjectacademic-clinical collaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:27:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:27:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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