Rising Aggression Poses Challenges for Nursing Staff

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Rising Aggression Poses Challenges for Nursing Staff


RESEARCH has shown that health professionals are at high risk of exposure to violence and aggression, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) said yesterday.

Psychiatric nurses specifically run a high risk of being exposed to aggression, said UJ spokesperson Luyanda Ndaba.

"They experience aggression from patients as well as fellow colleagues. Aggression in the work environment has an overt negative psychological effect on the nurse."

The university said health professionals often felt uncertain about how to deal with violence and aggression.

"Standing at the interface between medicine, psychiatry and law, the best actions may not be clear, and guidelines neither consistently applicable nor explicit," Ndaba added.

A new study, carried out by researchers from the Department of Nursing Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UJ, found that in a working environment with dysfunctional nurse-to-nurse relationships, stress and aggression in the work environment influenced factors such as low productivity, owing to conflicts, recruitment and retention challenges, burnout, absenteeism, litigation and rapid staff turnover, Ndaba said.

"To assess the extent of this contextual study, the population for this research consisted of the psychiatric nursing staff registered with the South African Nursing Council and were employed in an academic psychiatric hospital in Johannesburg."

She said the researchers used selective sampling and the criteria included participants who were professional nurses working in an academic psychiatric hospital, and who had been working there for a minimum period of two years.

"The psychiatric nurses needed experience in an academic psychiatric hospital in order to give a valid account of their experiences and to be familiar with the environment in which they work. …

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