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: Litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Violence against nurses in emergency departments: Literature review
  • Julia Jansson
  • Helena Klaar

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Violence is a problem within the care and there is a risk for violence incidents at emergency departments. Violence can bring physical and psychological consequences, cause an unsafe work environment and impair the care. Aim: The aim was to describe nurses’ perceptions about which factors that can generate violence in emergency departments. Method: A literature review based on qualitative and quantitative scientific articles. Result: The result revealed different factors which can generate violence, such as waiting times and a stressful work. Nurses´ behaviours, attitudes and body language are other factors. Medical and psychological diseases can make the patient violent, as well as drug use or other substance abuse. Conclusion: By paying attention to factors which can give rise to violence can preventive actions be taken which can lead to that nurses in emergency departments get a safe workplace and can perform a safe health care to patients.

    Date of Award2013-Feb-25
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorEllinor Edfors (Supervisor) & Kerstin Blomqvist (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • emergency department
    • workplace violence
    • violent situation
    • violence
    • assault
    • abuse
    • nurse
    • factor

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