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Workplace violence prevention programs in psychiatric units and facilities.

Authors
Peek-Asa-C; Casteel-C; Allareddy-V; Nocera-M; Goldmacher-S; Ohagan-E; Blando-J; Valiante-D; Gillen-M; Harrison-R
Source
Arch Psychiatr Nurs 2009 Apr; 23(2):166-176
NIOSHTIC No.
20035200
Abstract
Psychiatric health care providers have high rates of workplace violence victimization, yet little is known about the strategies used by facilities to reduce violence. This study compared workplace violence prevention (WVP) programs in psychiatric units and facilities in California and New Jersey. Information was collected through interviews, a facility walk-through, and a review of written policies and training material. A similar proportion of hospitals in both states had WVP training programs. A higher proportion of hospitals in California had written WVP policies, and a higher proportion of New Jersey hospitals had implemented environmental and security modifications to reduce violence. Legislation is one of many potential approaches to increase workplace violence prevention programs in health care settings.
Keywords
Emotional-stress; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Health-hazards; Health-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Psychological-factors; Psychological-processes; Psychological-responses; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Training; Workplace-monitoring; Work-practices; Work-environment; Work-areas; Worker-motivation; Workplace-studies
Contact
Corinne Peek-Asa, MPH, PhD, University of Iowa, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, 100 Oakdale Blvd. #114 IREH, Iowa City, IA 52242
Publication Date
20090401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
corinne-peek-asa@uiowa.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007934
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0883-9417
Source Name
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
State
IA; NJ; NC; CA
Performing Organization
University of Iowa
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