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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Security measures to reduce violence in hospital settings
by Diaz, George M., M.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 46; 1493012
Abstract (Summary)

Recently there has been an increase of aggression and violence taking place in hospitals. Nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals are assaulted verbally and physically on a routine basis in hospitals throughout the country.

The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate and identify key environmental factors, training regimens, security staffing levels, and other practices that reduce workplace violence in hospitals. There is an abundance of work associated with this subject; however, there is minimal work related to pinpointing exactly what key factors truly contribute to reducing violence.

The primary purpose of this study is to highlight the factors that contribute to violence in the hospital setting. This study will provide a historical background that analyzes recent legislation on the subject of workplace violence, sources of workplace violence, and nurses' attitudes towards workplace violence. A survey questionnaire was conducted to identify factors that contribute to violence in hospitals.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational health, Health care management
Publication Number: 1493012
ISBN: 978-1-124-60721-4
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