:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (6-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(2): 152-160 Back to browse issues page
Survey of Violence Against Nursing in The Ilam Training Hospitals at 2012
M Mozafari , H Tavan * 1
1- , Hamedtavan@gmail.com
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Introduction: Physical and verbal violence against nursing are very critical problems that could influnce the quality of nuring cares. The extent and causes of violence against nurses are not fully determined in Iran, yet. So, the present study investigated all kinds of violences in the training hospitals of Ilam city in 2012. Materials & Methods: In the discriptive research, 147 subjects of nursing staff who had experinced physical or verbal violences during 2012 were randomly selected from the training hospitals of Ilam city using an author-made questionary. Findings: About 88.7% and 23.1% of the studied subjects had experinced the verbal and physical violence, respectively. Also, 89.8% and 23.8% of the nurses had experi-enced the verbal and physical violence, respectively from the patient followers. Based on the results, the most common violences against male and female nurses were verbal and physical, respectively. Mo-reover, a meaningful relationship was found between the violences and the age of nur-ses. Discussion & Conclosion: The occurance of physical and verbal violence against the nursing staff is high. The situation warns to the scurity autorities of hospitals to pay more attention to the nursing staff. Also, the using of media and the training of medical personnel may be helpful to alleviate vila-nces against nursing staff.
Keywords: violence, nursing, hospital
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nurse
Received: 2013/08/4 | Accepted: 2013/08/6 | Published: 2013/09/1

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