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Violence towards psychiatric staff: A comparison of gender, job and environmentalcharacteristics in England and Sweden
2004 (English)In: Work & Stress, ISSN 0267-8373, E-ISSN 1464-5335, Vol. 18, no 1, 39-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Workplace violence is receiving increasing attention world-wide, and studies suggest that, for example, nurses and women may be more abused at work than psychiatrists and men. However, there is a lack of cross-cultural data on the topic. Further, relatively few studies have addressed the influence of environmental factors in the occurrence of violence and within a cross-cultural context. The present study compares among other things the nature of violence encountered by female/male staff (nurses and psychiatrists) in Sweden and England. Psychiatric personnel from England (301 nurses; 74 psychiatrists) and Sweden (745 nurses; 306 psychiatrists) were assessed cross-sectionally by means of a questionnaire covering various areas (e.g. nature of violence). The univariate analyses showed an association between being abused and male gender, young age, being British and a nurse, physical and psychological strain. The multivariate logistic regression confirmed that British nurses and male nurses were the main risk group for exposure to violence. Further, the multivariate analysis indicated that the odds of being abused increased with increasing age, physical strain and dissatisfaction with quality of care. Interventions thus need to be sensitive to gender differences, societal context, professional roles and interactions between them. Further, clinical supervision and team functioning, organizational and environmentally friendly settings may help to reduce violence in mental health care.

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2004. Vol. 18, no 1, 39-55 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16991DOI: 10.1080/02678370410001710337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-16991DiVA: diva2:550975
Available from: 2012-09-09 Created: 2012-09-09 Last updated: 2012-09-16Bibliographically approved

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