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Does an Intervention Program on the Violence Against Employees Preserve the Nursing Traditional Role?

Volume 12 - Issue 1

Isaak V*1 and Steiner Lavi O2

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    • 1The Division of Public Administration and Policy University of Haifa, Israel
    • 2Management Faculty, MLA The College for Academic Studies, Israel
    • *Corresponding author: Isaak V, The Division of Public Administration and Policy, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel

Received: November 20, 2018;   Published: December 12, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.12.002193

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Background: This study explores an intervention program aims to reduce the employees’ risk of injury due to patient violence in forensic psychiatric hospital.

Method: The safety intervention program that consisted of a three days’ workshop was conducted in the maximum - security ward of a psychiatric hospital in Israel. The study examines the effect of the intervention program over a period of ten years in four wards.

Results: Analysis of the data demonstrates that the intervention program along with the training had a long-term effect, reducing both the number of violent incidents and the number of actual employee injuries in forensic psychiatric hospital.

Conclusion: We conclude that although such an intervention program is essential for the employees’ wellbeing, it changes the traditional role of nursing care, and an alternative program should be conducted.

Keywords :Violence at Work; Intervention Program; Care and Control Behaviour; Public Sector Mental Healthcare

Abbreviations : OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; MHC: Maximum-Security Unit; IDF: Israeli Défense Force; CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Groups

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