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Violence Experienced by Nurses’ Aides in Nursing Homes

Violence Experienced by Nurses’ Aides in Nursing Homes Violence Experienced by Nurses' Aides in Nursing Homes AN EXPLORATORY STUDY by Sally L. Lusk, PhD, RN, FAAN ccu pat ion al health and safety problems creased numbers of staff of health care workers have received Recognizing the need for more data on the O minimal attention, a good deal less than problems for nursing home workers, NIOSH staff those of workers in other fields. NIOSH (1988) prepared and distributed a request for quotation recently distributed its first compendium of haz­ (RFQ) for such a study. This study was conducted ards and preventive measures for workers em­ in response to the RFQ and was designed to ployed in acute care institutions. However, it does explore psychosocial and ergonomic stressors for not address the problems associated with violence nurses' aides in nursing homes. Data on physical in the workplace. For years hospitals and long and verbal abuse experienced by these workers term care institutions were mistakenly thought to were one of the areas of stressors assessed. be very safe places to work; certainly, violence was not typically associated with those settings. BACKGROUND The focus of the NIOSH publication is on The aged population in the United States is hospitals, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

Violence Experienced by Nurses’ Aides in Nursing Homes

AAOHN Journal , Volume 40 (5): 5 – May 1, 1992

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© 1992 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
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0891-0162
DOI
10.1177/216507999204000505
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Abstract

Violence Experienced by Nurses' Aides in Nursing Homes AN EXPLORATORY STUDY by Sally L. Lusk, PhD, RN, FAAN ccu pat ion al health and safety problems creased numbers of staff of health care workers have received Recognizing the need for more data on the O minimal attention, a good deal less than problems for nursing home workers, NIOSH staff those of workers in other fields. NIOSH (1988) prepared and distributed a request for quotation recently distributed its first compendium of haz­ (RFQ) for such a study. This study was conducted ards and preventive measures for workers em­ in response to the RFQ and was designed to ployed in acute care institutions. However, it does explore psychosocial and ergonomic stressors for not address the problems associated with violence nurses' aides in nursing homes. Data on physical in the workplace. For years hospitals and long and verbal abuse experienced by these workers term care institutions were mistakenly thought to were one of the areas of stressors assessed. be very safe places to work; certainly, violence was not typically associated with those settings. BACKGROUND The focus of the NIOSH publication is on The aged population in the United States is hospitals, and

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AAOHN JournalSAGE

Published: May 1, 1992

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