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The aim of this study was to test the effect of a training course in aggression management on nursing students in their basic training. The research question was: Do nursing students feel more competent and more secure in dealing with aggressive patients after the training course than prior to the training? To test the effect of the training the nursing(More)
Aggression challenges and burdens caregivers face when working in nursing homes. The research questions in this review were (1) what types of residents' aggressive behavior do caregivers experience in nursing homes and how often? (2) In what situations does aggressive behavior occur? (3) What strategies do caregivers employ to manage aggressive behavior?(More)
Patient aggression is a problem in many health care settings, and nursing students are among the most vulnerable to experiencing such aggression. Training courses have been suggested to help nurses better manage patient aggression. Such courses can lead to changes in attitudes toward and perceptions of, as well as greater confidence in managing, aggression.(More)
BACKGROUND Patient aggression is a longstanding problem in general hospital nursing. Staff training is recommended to tackle workplace aggression originating from patients or visitors, yet evidence on training effects is scarce. AIMS To review and collate current research evidence on the effect of aggression management training for nurses and nursing(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To identify groups of caregivers in terms of their use of measures for dealing with resident aggression and the differences between these groups related to their characteristics. BACKGROUND Caregivers in nursing home are confronted with a major challenge when faced with the aggressive behaviour of residents. Therefore, the application(More)
The present exploratory descriptive cross-sectional study with the participation of 814 (51.8%) caregivers in 21 Swiss nursing homes provides insight into caregivers' experiences and handling of residents' aggressive behaviour. Moreover, caregiver burden with regard to resident aggression and the consequences on the caregiver-resident-relationship were(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study explored caregivers' perspectives regarding the conditions and situations of resident aggression and practical strategies caregivers use to deal with aggression. BACKGROUND Working in a nursing home is associated with a high risk to experience aggression from residents or patients. Despite existing recommendations for(More)
In ambulant pediatric care, patients situations are becoming increasingly complex, because the lenght of hospital stay is reduced since the introduction of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG). Consequently, the patients' safety is constantly becoming more important. The patients' safety is closely associated with the nurses' awareness of risks and the safety(More)
PURPOSE Caregivers in nursing homes often experience aggressive behavior of residents. The aim of this study was to explore the caregivers' experiences with aggressive behavior from residents and to identify environmental factors as well as caregiver and resident characteristics related to aggressive behavior in Swiss nursing homes. DESIGN A retrospective(More)
Falls are a serious problem for older adults, often causing severe injuries leading to loss of independence and high cost. Although a great effort has already been put into research on falls, the situation concerning the prediction and prevention is unsatisfactory from a practical point of view. A small interdisciplinary team attempted to address the issue(More)
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