A Case Study on Violence against Nurses in Nigeria and Recommendations in Reducing the Violence
against nurses is a complex and persistent occupational hazard facing the
nursing profession. The job sector with the mission to care for people appears
to be at the highest risk of workplace violence. Nurses are among the most
assaulted workers in the Nigeria workforce. Too frequently, nurses are exposed
to violence – primarily from patients, patients’ families, visitors and other
health care workers. This violence can take the form of intimidation,
harassment, stalking, beatings, stabbings, shootings, and other forms of
aggression, and harassment exist in virtually all workplace and this not only
affect the individual’s health and morale, it negatively affects productivity
due to reduced morale and motivation (Azodo et al., 2011, Vittorio, 2003). It
has been shown that workplace violence affects every professional group in
every country and sometimes to an ‘epidemic’ extent(Gates 2004; Mohamad and
Motasem 2012). In the health care sector, all categories of healthcare workers
are at risk of violence though at different degrees with the nurses having up
to three times higher than others (Abbas et al., 2010; Azodo The
purpose of this project work is to point out some of the violence melted
against nurses and to conduct a review and assessment of the problem of
violence against nurses. Analysis presented within this research work is based
on complains and write up in various State in Nigeria Hospitals and clinic.
Finally, recommendations integrating the analysis and literature review. The
recommendations contained herein address regulatory issues, educational
programs, nursing practice interventions, and data collection and dissemination
issues as they relate to the problem of violence against nurses.
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