Title

The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research’s Journal Club: Review 10

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

The above article describes a cyclic model of violence to psychiatric nurses and reports on a partial test of the model. It argues that stress induced by exposure to violence leads to impaired staff performance and adoption of behaviours which make the reoccurrence of violence more likely. It proposes that certain staff behaviours (e.g. expressing verbal hostility) would be associated with an increased risk of assault. It reports that there was some evidence of the proposed association and discusses the implications of these findings for psychiatric nursing.

Comments

To acquire a personal use copy of this work, contact John Cutcliffe at john.cutcliffe@wright.edu.

DOI

10.12968/bjon.2001.10.21.12368