Under Reporting of Workplace Violence by Nurses in a Regional Hospital in South Africa
Repository Posting Date2018-12-04T15:25:13Z
Author DetailsRonell Leech, PhD, M(ECI), BA (Hons), RN, RM; Gloria L. Maseko, MCur -- Department of Nursing Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Lead Author Sigma AffliationChi Xi at-Large Chapter
Level of EvidenceN/A
KeywordsActs of Violence Against Nurses; Physical and Psychological Acts of Violence; Under-reporting of Workplace Violence
Quantitative, descriptive research was conducted to determine why nurses in a regional hospital in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, under-report workplace violence. Data was collected with a questionnaire and analysed with descriptive statistics. Several organisational-related, management-related, and nurse-related barriers were indicated as to why nurses under-report workplace violence.