The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research’s Journal Club: Review 10
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.
Cutcliffe, J. R.,
& Jackson, A.
(2001). The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research’s Journal Club: Review 10. British Journal of Nursing, 10 (21), 1412-1413.