Workplace Violence in Queensland, Australia: The Results of a Comparative Study

Hegney, Desley, Eley, Robert, Plant, Ashley, Buikstra, Elizabeth and Parker, Victoria (2006) Workplace Violence in Queensland, Australia: The Results of a Comparative Study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12 4: 220-231. doi:10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00571.x

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Author Hegney, Desley
Eley, Robert
Plant, Ashley
Buikstra, Elizabeth
Parker, Victoria
Title Workplace Violence in Queensland, Australia: The Results of a Comparative Study
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7114
Publication date 2006-06-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00571.x
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 220
End page 231
Total pages 12
Editor A. Pearson
Place of publication United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 321100 Nursing
730302 Nursing
Abstract This paper presents the results on workplace violence from a larger study undertaken in 2004. Comparison is made with the results of a similar study undertaken in 2001. The study involved the random sampling of 3000 nurses from the Queensland Nurses' Union's membership in the public (acute hospital and community nursing), private (acute hospital and domiciliary nursing) and aged care (both public and private aged care facilities) sectors. The self-reported results suggest an increase in workplace violence in all three sectors. Although there are differences in the sources of workplace violence across the sectors, the major causes of workplace violence are: clients/patients, visitors/relatives, other nurses, nursing management and medical practitioners. Associations were also found between workplace violence and gender, the designation of the nurse, hours of employment, the age of the nurse, morale and perceptions of workplace safety. Although the majority of nurses reported that policies were in place for the management of workplace violence, these policies were not always adequate.
Keyword workplace violence
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This is an author-version of an article originally published as Hegney D, Eley R, Plank A, Buikstra E, Parker V. (2006) Workplace violence in Queensland, Australia: The results of a comparative study, International Journal of Nursing Practice 12 (4) : 220–231. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00571.x Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing. All rights reserved.

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