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Aggression in clinical settings: nurses' views - a follow-up study


Farrell, GA, Aggression in clinical settings: nurses' views - a follow-up study, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29, (3) pp. 532-541. ISSN 0309-2402 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.00920.x


Results from this empirical study (n = 270) indicate that nurses from both the public and private sector are more worried about colleague aggression than aggression from other sources, that such aggression ranks as a major workplace distress factor for them, that different clinical settings have their own profiles of aggression, and following incidents of aggression, staff talk with colleagues and friends rather than with human resource or trade union personnel. These findings shadow those of a previous small scale qualitative study conducted by the author and they add to the growing recognition and concern that nurses, like employees in other settings, are subjected to high levels of interpersonal conflict at work.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Farrell, GA (Professor Gerald Farrell)
ID Code:17876
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:95
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-05

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