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The effects of occupational violence on the well-being and resilience of nurses

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posted on 05.09.2018, 00:00 by C Rees, Lisa WirihanaLisa Wirihana, R Eley, R Ossieran-Moisson, Desley Hegney
OBJECTIVE: This article reports findings from a 2016 survey exploring the working life of nurses/midwives in Queensland, Australia. Responses related to occupational violence (OV) are reported. BACKGROUND: OV is linked to high rates of burnout. It is imperative to continue efforts to understand how to avoid burnout and build nurse/midwives' resilience. METHODS: A total of 2397 nurse/midwives working in Queensland responded to the survey and were asked to answer 8 questions related to OV. RESULTS: In the last 3 months, 53% of nurses/midwives had experienced OV. Those respondents had significantly higher rates of burnout and lower resilience and rated the practice environment lower than their counterparts who had not experienced violence. CONCLUSIONS: The experience of OV significantly impacts nurse resilience and levels of burnout. To retain nurses, attention must be given to reduce OV and support nurses who have experienced it.

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Volume

48

Issue

9

Start Page

452

End Page

458

Number of Pages

7

ISSN

1539-0721

Location

United States

Publisher

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Curtin University; e University of Queensland; University of Adelaide

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

The Journal of Nursing Administration

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