This qualitative study examines the problem of non-reporting of violence in nursing, the present reporting structures, and the barriers to their use. Interviews and a focus group were employed as methods of inquiry in this action research study. While violence is a regular part of a nurse's woring life, the non-reporting of violence is estimated to occur in eighty percent of incidents. The opportunity for discourse and to discover the reasons for this phenomenon may result in increased reporting of violence, improved work environments, and retention of nurses. Historical and cultural aspects of nursing that affect the non-reporting of violence are examined. Although the problem of non-reporting of violence is global, this study took place specifically at a 228-bed tertiary care hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Leadership and Training
Contents: Part 1. Introduction (6:03) -- 2. Understanding the person (10:17) -- Live their truth (8:24) -- "I want to go home" (13:34) -- Stop correcting them (19:34) -- Your mood affects their mood (3:32) -- Blame it on something else (11:29) -- Remember their greatness (14:28) -- Quality connections (3:02) -- Habits of a lifetime (8:25) -- Development level (5:18) -- Good dementia bad dementia (4:03) -- Simple pleasures (5:56) -- Conclusion (13:07) -- pt. 2. Introduction (6:09) -- Treasure boxes (16:42) -- Sundowning (12:17) -- "Honey", "Dearie" (8:25) -- Moments of discomfort (6:12).
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