Nursing and Midwifery Studies

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203--209

Nurses' experiences of workplace violence in Kashan/Iran: A qualitative content analysis


Tayebeh Hashemi-Dermaneh, Negin Masoudi-Alavi, Masoumeh Abedzadeh-Kalahroudi 
 Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Negin Masoudi-Alavi
Trauma Nursing Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Ghotb Ravandi Highway, Kashan
Iran

Background: Nurses are at a high risk of workplace violence (WPV). This phenomenon is largely dependent on the sociocultural conditions. Objectives: This study explained the experiences of nurses about the WPV in medical, surgical, and emergency departments of a general hospital in Kashan, Iran, in 2017. Methods: In a qualitative content analysis, 13 nurses who had the experience of WPV were invited to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews were analyzed through conventional qualitative content analysis using the method suggested by Graneheim and Lundman. Results: Four themes were extracted from the interviews. The themes were: “violent behaviors,” “antecedents of violence,” “violence management,” and “violence outcomes”. Conclusion: WPV had many forms, antecedents, and consequences. Training the personnel and developing a committee for evaluating the incidents can prevent the occurrence of the violence.


How to cite this article:
Hashemi-Dermaneh T, Masoudi-Alavi N, Abedzadeh-Kalahroudi M. Nurses' experiences of workplace violence in Kashan/Iran: A qualitative content analysis.Nurs Midwifery Stud 2019;8:203-209


How to cite this URL:
Hashemi-Dermaneh T, Masoudi-Alavi N, Abedzadeh-Kalahroudi M. Nurses' experiences of workplace violence in Kashan/Iran: A qualitative content analysis. Nurs Midwifery Stud [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 22 ];8:203-209
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