Patient aggression experienced by staff in a New Zealand public hospital setting.

@article{Swain2014PatientAE,
  title={Patient aggression experienced by staff in a New Zealand public hospital setting.},
  author={Nicola Swain and Chris P Gale and Rachel L Greenwood},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={127 1394},
  pages={10-8}
}
AIMS Working in a healthcare environment is a known risk factor for violence. Patient aggression towards staff is often present in a hospital setting but the extent, type and variation among various occupations and roles are not known. METHOD This research examines the type and frequency of aggression experienced by healthcare staff, using a previously used measure the POPAS-NZ, which is a short pen and paper survey. Responses were gathered from 227 people working in a single district health… CONTINUE READING