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Nursing management of aggression in a Singapore emergency department: A qualitative study

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Tan, MF and Lopez, V and Cleary, M, Nursing management of aggression in a Singapore emergency department: A qualitative study, Nursing and Health Sciences, 17, (3) pp. 307-12. ISSN 1441-0745 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/nhs.12188

Abstract

In Singapore, anecdotal evidence suggests that nurses are concerned about managing aggressive incidents in the emergency department. In this study, registered nurses' perceptions of managing aggressive patients in an emergency department were explored. Ten registered nurses from the emergency department of an acute public hospital in Singapore were interviewed. Four overarching themes emerged from the thematic analysis: (i) impact of aggressive patients on nurses; (ii) nursing assessment of aggressive behaviors; (iii) nursing management of aggressive behaviors; and (iv) organizational support and responsiveness. Further research is required to better support nurses to deliver optimal care for aggressive patients and achieve positive and effective outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107289
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-09
Last Modified:2016-03-09
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