PTSD in Neurology Nurses Coping With Verbal and Physical Abuse From Patients and Families

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621481
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
PTSD in Neurology Nurses Coping With Verbal and Physical Abuse From Patients and Families
Author(s):
Trahan, Roy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Delta
Author Details:
Roy Trahan, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: August 2014 – Present Assistant Professor Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX January 2012 – August 2014 Adjunct Clinical Instructor Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX January 2013 – July 2014 Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Intensive Care Float Pool Nurse Houston, TX May 2010 – December 2012 MD Anderson Cancer Center Critical Care Staff Nurse Medical/Surgical ICU Houston, TX September 2005 – May 2010 & September 2002-February 2004 Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC Neuro Trauma/Neuro Surgical ICU RN III Houston, TX February 2004 – September 2005 Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC Neurovascular Radiology, Body Interventional Radiology, MRI/CT/GI RN III Houston, TX May 2000-September 2002 Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest Emergency Center RN III Houston, TX Author Summary: Dr. Roy Trahan lives in Houston, Texas and has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas for 2 years. His research interests focus on abuse of nurses and his clinical specialty is in neurology critical care. He is currently the Treasurer for his local Alpha Delta Chapter of STTI.
Abstract:

Purpose:

The purpose of the study was to assess the incidence, intensity, and impact of verbal and physical abuse experienced by neurology nurses from patients and families, identify current coping strategies of neurology nurses, and explore the relationships between selected demographic characteristics, high and low abuse from patients and families and coping strategies.

Methods:

A descriptive, exploratory research design utilizing an anonymous online survey was used for this study. The sample consisted of registered nurses living in the United States currently employed full or part-time in direct care roles with neurology patients.

A total of 112 participants were recruited from three sources: 1) a contact population of 5000 neurology nurses via email using purposive sampling design techniques through an online database service specializing in healthcare marketing and research, 2) three metropolitan hospitals with full IRB reviews and 2) invitations submitted to nursing directors at local and regional hospitals.

Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, tests of differences (analyses of covariance), and correlation (Pearson’s and Spearman’s rho and partial correlations). A statistical significance of ∂ < .05 was the standard used for this research.

Results:

Results of the study enriches the current literature by confirming the occurrence of verbal and physical abuse against neurology nurses, as well as contributing new data on intensity, impact and coping strategies of neurology nursing as it relates to verbal and physical abuse by patients and families. In addition, predictors of PTSD symptomatology and differences in genders on types of violence and the effects of verbal and physical abuse on coping strategy utilization were identified.

Conclusion:

The findings of the study enrich the current literature by confirming the occurrence of verbal and physical abuse against neurology nurses, provided a forum for this nursing population to join in the discussion as legitimate victims of healthcare abuse, as well as contributing new data on intensity, impact and coping strategies of neurology nursing as it relates to verbal and physical abuse by patients and families.

Keywords:
abuse; Coping; neurology nurse
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
13-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST178
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titlePTSD in Neurology Nurses Coping With Verbal and Physical Abuse From Patients and Familiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrahan, Royen
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Deltaen
dc.author.detailsRoy Trahan, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: August 2014 – Present Assistant Professor Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX January 2012 – August 2014 Adjunct Clinical Instructor Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX January 2013 – July 2014 Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Intensive Care Float Pool Nurse Houston, TX May 2010 – December 2012 MD Anderson Cancer Center Critical Care Staff Nurse Medical/Surgical ICU Houston, TX September 2005 – May 2010 & September 2002-February 2004 Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC Neuro Trauma/Neuro Surgical ICU RN III Houston, TX February 2004 – September 2005 Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC Neurovascular Radiology, Body Interventional Radiology, MRI/CT/GI RN III Houston, TX May 2000-September 2002 Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest Emergency Center RN III Houston, TX Author Summary: Dr. Roy Trahan lives in Houston, Texas and has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas for 2 years. His research interests focus on abuse of nurses and his clinical specialty is in neurology critical care. He is currently the Treasurer for his local Alpha Delta Chapter of STTI.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621481-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The purpose of the study was to assess the incidence, intensity, and impact of verbal and physical abuse experienced by neurology nurses from patients and families, identify current coping strategies of neurology nurses, and explore the relationships between selected demographic characteristics, high and low abuse from patients and families and coping strategies.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>A descriptive, exploratory research design utilizing an anonymous online survey was used for this study. The sample consisted of registered nurses living in the United States currently employed full or part-time in direct care roles with neurology patients.</p> <p>A total of 112 participants were recruited from three sources: 1) a contact population of 5000 neurology nurses via email using purposive sampling design techniques through an online database service specializing in healthcare marketing and research, 2) three metropolitan hospitals with full IRB reviews and 2) invitations submitted to nursing directors at local and regional hospitals.</p> <p>Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, tests of differences (analyses of covariance), and correlation (Pearson’s and Spearman’s rho and partial correlations). A statistical significance of ∂ < .05 was the standard used for this research.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>Results of the study enriches the current literature by confirming the occurrence of verbal and physical abuse against neurology nurses, as well as contributing new data on intensity, impact and coping strategies of neurology nursing as it relates to verbal and physical abuse by patients and families. In addition, predictors of PTSD symptomatology and differences in genders on types of violence and the effects of verbal and physical abuse on coping strategy utilization were identified.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>The findings of the study enrich the current literature by confirming the occurrence of verbal and physical abuse against neurology nurses, provided a forum for this nursing population to join in the discussion as legitimate victims of healthcare abuse, as well as contributing new data on intensity, impact and coping strategies of neurology nursing as it relates to verbal and physical abuse by patients and families.</p>en
dc.subjectabuseen
dc.subjectCopingen
dc.subjectneurology nurseen
dc.date.available2017-06-13T17:28:21Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-13-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T17:28:21Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.