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Psychiatric nurses' lived experiences of workplace violence on acute care psychiatric units in Manitoba
Hiebert, Bridget J.
Brandon University, Faculty of Health Studies
Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-58).
"In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Psychiatric Nursing."
Workplace violence directed at nurses in healthcare settings is a common occurrence across the globe resulting in negative nurse and organizational implications that may impact the quality of care provided. Psychiatric nurses working on acute care psychiatric units are at an increased risk and are frequently subjected to patients’ violent and aggressive behaviours. An effort to reduce workplace violence on acute care psychiatric units requires an examination of psychiatric nurses’ lived experiences. The following is a qualitative research project designed to study registered psychiatric nurses’ lived experiences of workplace violence employed on acute care psychiatric units within a Manitoba Health Region using a descriptive phenomenological approach. The findings of this study highlight the implications of workplace violence and substantiates the urgent need to improve the safety on acute care psychiatric units. Keywords: psychiatric nurses, workplace violence, descriptive phenomenology, violence prevention, acute care
Mental health personnel and patient--ManitobaViolence in the workplace--Manitoba
Brandon UniversityFaculty of Health Studies