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Sjuksköterskor i en hotfull och våldsam miljö: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Nurses in a threatening and violent environment : A literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Threats and violence against healthcare staff is an international concern worldwide. Specifically nurses are at high risk of experiencing threats and violence at their workplace. A threatening and violent work environment creates huge difficulties for the nurses involved. Aim: The purpose of the study was to describe nurse's experience of threats and violence in their workplace by patients and people that are related to the patient. Method: The method used was a literature study based on qualitative research. Ten articles were analyzed according to Friberg's five step model and resulted in two main themes and eight sub-themes. Results: The nurses experience were divided into two main categories; experience of feelings and the nurse's experience of consequences. Conclusion: The result showed that the nurses experience of threats and violence in the workplace affected their ability to work and their private life negatively. Consequently, having a negative influence on their patient care. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attention to nurses working environment by applying different strategies to combat the threats and violence experienced by identifying the root cause and managing the problem.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
Nurse experience, nurses, threats, violence, workplace violence
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14204Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14204DiVA, id: diva2:1338918
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-07-25 Created: 2019-07-25 Last updated: 2019-07-25Bibliographically approved

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