Rise in violence against nurses is exaggerated.

  • Philip E. Davis
  • Published 2004 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…


There is no hard evidence that there has been an increase in violence against nurses (news August 4). All research on violence in the NHS has been on the basis of self- reporting surveys. In addition, the European Union's definition of violence is so broad as to be meaningless. 

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