Mental health nurses' perspective of workplace violence in Jordanian mental health hospitals
The purpose was to assess the mental health nurses' perspectives of workplace violence in mental health departments in Jordan.Design and methods:
A cross-sectional correlation study was utilized to address the study's purposes. Data were collected using self-reported questionnaires from nurses working in governmental mental health departments in Jordan.Findings:
The findings indicated that 80% of the respondents were victims of at least one violent act in the last 2 years. Verbal abuse was the most indicated type of violence. Patients were considered the main source of violence.Practice implications:
Policies and legislations addressing workplace violence should be implemented, and nurses should be trained on using such policies. Hospital managers should create a safe work environment by enforcing effective security measures and maintaining adequate staffing.