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Enfermería Global

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MARTINEZ ISASI, Santiago; GARCIA ZURITA, Abelardo; FELIPEZ AGRELO, Iria  and  CASTRO DIOS, Diana Josefa. Suffered and perceived violence by nurses Integrated Health District A Coruña. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.39, pp.219-229. ISSN 1695-6141.

Introduction: The violence perceived and suffered by the Nursing staff is being globally increased for two decades, and no violent act must be justified. There exists a high amount of facts affecting Nurses' health as consequence of suffering violence at work, as well as multiple variables involved on it, most of them have been already discussed. Objective: Knowing and describing verbal and non- verbal assaults/attacks suffered by the nursing staff at the EOXI A Coruña. Methods and material: Cross-descriptive study based on collecting data through an individual and anonymous questionnaire, which should be carried out together with the nursing staff from the regional health area of A Coruña. Results: Participation has been set at 14'5 % out of the first sample. 68'3 % of the survey respondents admit having suffered at least an assault/attack, being the verbal violence the one with most prominence (37,2%), followed by a combination of both verbal and physical (18,6%). Only 35,6% have been supported by their company, whereas only a 20% of them have denounced being victims of violence. Conclusion: It might be concluded that reported violent acts are minority. Being aware of their existence as well as working through the contexts where they occur, would permit us fighting against them efficiently.

Keywords : Violence; nursing; hospital healthcare area.

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