Occupational Disappointment: Why Did I Even Become a Nurse?

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Abstract

Introduction:

The aim of this study was to identify patterns of feelings and behavior of ED RNs who have experienced verbal workplace violence.

Methods:

Twenty-eight registered nurses from across the state of California were recruited. Data were collected, using in-depth interviews, and were recorded. The tapes were transcribed and analyzed using Glaserian grounded-theory methodology.

Results:

The main experiences of participants included occupational disappointment, peer support, lack of preparation by mandatory violence prevention classes, and unrealistic patient expectations.

Discussion:

These findings can help staff, managers, and future educators of ED RNs examine feelings, mitigate the profound and pervasive effects of VWPV, and improve patient care.

Discussion:

Contribution to Emergency Practice:

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