Assessing risk for violence on home health visits.
McPhaul-K; Lipscomb-J; Johnson-J
Home Healthc Nurse 2010 May; 28(5):278-289
The objective of this study was to develop and test measures for assessing risk of violence toward staff during home visits. Home visiting health workers from public and private home visiting programs in a Mid-Atlantic state (n = 130) were surveyed to assess exposure to risky home visits, verbal and physical violence, and workplace violence safety climate. Two measures demonstrated evidence of reliability and validity moving the safety research closer to developing tools and processes for protecting home care clinicians.
Health-care-personnel; Health-services; Nursing; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health-nursing; Occupational-health-services; Occupational-medicine-programs; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-practices
Kathleen McPhaul, PhD, MPH, BSN, Work and Health Research Center, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201
Home Healthcare Nurse
University of Maryland