Exposure to aggression and the impact on staff in a child and adolescent inpatient unit

Dean, Angela J., Gibbon, Peter, McDermott, Brett M., Davidson, Tim and Scott, James (2010) Exposure to aggression and the impact on staff in a child and adolescent inpatient unit. Archives Of Psychiatric Nursing, 24 1: 15-26. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2009.01.002

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Author Dean, Angela J.
Gibbon, Peter
McDermott, Brett M.
Davidson, Tim
Scott, James
Title Exposure to aggression and the impact on staff in a child and adolescent inpatient unit
Journal name Archives Of Psychiatric Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-9417
Publication date 2010-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apnu.2009.01.002
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 26
Total pages 12
Editor Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Patricia A. Wilke
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aggression is common in mental health services, but little research has examined exposure to aggression and its impact on staff in children and adolescent settings. Staff members within a child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit were interviewed to examine exposure to aggression and perceptions about the impact of aggression. Involvement in episodes of physical aggression was common (84.8%, 28/33) and was linked to difficulty attending work and other emotional and professional sequelae. These findings suggest that aggression is an important issue for staff working in child and adolescent settings and that aggression may impair the therapeutic capacity of staff.
© 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Violence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 26 March 2009.

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