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Violence in Nursing

International Perspectives

Monika Habermann and Leana R. Uys

Violence is not a concept one associates with nursing. Nevertheless, violence against nurses and by nurses in a variety of work settings has become an international problem. The exploration of this problem is at different stages in different countries. In some areas research has done much to identify and describe the factors in the victim, perpetrators and situations which lead to violence. In others research on this topic is still in its infancy. Similarly in some countries prevention and containment strategies in some areas of practice have seen substantial development over the last decade, while in other settings of countries, very little has been done. This volume has brought together the empirical and management data from a variety of settings in nine countries to describe the current state of practice in this field.
Contents: M. Habermann: Introductory Remarks: Violence in Nursing - International Perspectives – P. Powers: Workplace Violence in U.S. Nursing Literature – A Discourse Analysis – M. Välimäki/J. Taipale/A. Pitkänen: Violence in Health Care: A Finnish Perspective – L. R. Uys/R. S. Gcaba: Violence in Nursing in two African Countries – D. Richter: Violence in Psychiatric Care: German Experiences – R. D. Hirsch: Violence against Elderly People and its Prevention in Nursing Care Institutions in Germany – R. Gallinagh: Physical Restraint in Gerontology in Ireland – D. M. Gates: Violence against Caregivers in Nursing Homes in the USA – B. Taylor: Identifying and Reducing Nurse-Nurse Horizontal Violence and Bullying through Reflective Practice and Action Research in an Australian Hospital – J. Noak/S. Wright: The Content and Development of Management of Violence Policies in Inpatient Psychiatric Settings – V. Sjøgreen/A. Jensen/P. Kielberg: Education for Violence Prevention in Denmark - A Danish Example.