Work, Violence and Health Safety at Work, In Vlora Regional Hospital over the YearJournal: Nursing & Healthcare International Journal (Vol.4, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2020-05-18
Authors : Selfo D;
Page : 1-4
Keywords : Workplace; Nurses; Violence; Nurse-patient relationships; Injuries; Safety; Health;
Introduction: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social and not merely the absence of disease or physical strength without the body. Work and health are closely related to each other. There is the fact that work can damage health. Hospital employees, especially nursing staff, are exposed to a number of risks, such as physical agents, chemicals, body postures, violence. The effects of violence can be physical or psychological. The Purpose of the Study: to assess the level of violence in Vlora Regional Hospital, as well as the knowledge that nurses have about the job, their health and safety. Methodology: This is a descriptive analytical study conducted in Vlora Regional Hospital in the period November 2018- December 2019. Data collection is using a self- administered questionnaire was completed by the two departments nurses, nurse of surgery department and urgency. Results: Noted that in the emergency ward nurses are more likely to be part of violent physical acts. Both pavilions have a high rate of verbal violence in the nursing work. Verbal violence is higher than physical violence. Nurses in both pavilions claim to be informed that procedures exist to denounce violence. Discussion: Acts of violence have been increasing month by month. Comparing to 2017-2018 this violence has been increasing. Most nurses in both wards claim to be aware of the fact that there are procedures to report violence.
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