Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Debra Jackson Editors: Sue Barnason, Carol Haigh, Leslie Gelling and Graeme D Smith

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Online ISSN: 1365-2702

VI: Violence

May 2011

Edited By: Debra Jackson RN PhD
Editor, JCN

In this special issue on violence, we are pleased to present a selection of recent papers published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) that have focussed on violence, as it impacts on the working daily lives of nurses. These papers cover a range of ways that nurses encounter violence and aggression, and people affected by violent acts, including working with patients and clients experiencing violence, and various forms of violence directed towards nurses themselves. There is considerable evidence reflecting that the level of occupational violence and aggression nurses are exposed to is unacceptably high, and that exposure to occupational violence is widespread across the various practice settings that nurses work in (Chapman et al 2010, Zamperion et al 2010, Hahn et al 2010). A scan of these papers reveals they are drawn from an international pool of nurses researchers and scholars, positioning violence and aggression as a matter of international concern. As the largest academic clinical journal in the world (Watson and Amella 2010), JCN receives many manuscripts seeking to elucidate the nature of violence as it intersects with nurses’ professional lives. The editorial team at JCN are pleased to provide a forum for the interrogation of violence in all its forms. Clearly, there is still much to learn and understand about nursing, nurses and occupational violence in nursing - its nature, the role of precipitating factors – individual and organisational, cues that predict risk of violence, and perhaps most importantly, how to reduce nurses’ risk of exposure to occupational violence and aggression.

Examining the characteristics of workplace violence in one non-tertiary hospital
Rose Chapman, Irene Styles, Laura Perry and Shane Combs

Perceived aggression towards nurses: study in two Italian health institutions
Alessandra Zampieron, Marilena Galeazzo, Susanna Turra and Alessandra Buja

Preventing aggressive incidents and seclusions in forensic care by means of the ‘Early Recognition Method’
Frans AJ Fluttert, Berno Van Meijel, Henk Nijman, Stål Bjørkly and Mieke Grypdonck

An integrative literature review of interventions to reduce violence against emergency department nurses
Linda Anderson, Mary FitzGerald and Lauretta Luck

Factors associated with patient and visitor violence experienced by nurses in general hospitals in Switzerland: a cross-sectional survey
Sabine Hahn, Marianne Müller, Ian Needham, Theo Dassen, Gerjo Kok and Ruud JG Halfens

A typology of bullying behaviours: the experiences of Australian nurses
Marie Hutchinson, Margaret H Vickers, Lesley Wilkes and Debra Jackson