Aggression towards health care staff in a UK general hospital: variation among professions and departments.

@article{Winstanley2004AggressionTH,
  title={Aggression towards health care staff in a UK general hospital: variation among professions and departments.},
  author={Sue Winstanley and Richard Whittington},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={3-10}
}
BACKGROUND Aggression towards health care staff is an increasing problem and although many studies have examined psychiatric settings, few have considered general hospitals and in particular, variation among professions and locations. In addition, studies often fail to include all forms of aggression such as threatening behaviour and verbal aggression. METHODS This study extends existing research by evaluating physical assault, threatening behaviour and verbal aggression from patients… CONTINUE READING

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