A qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability service

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/605678
Title:
A qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability service
Authors:
Lovell, Andy; Smith, Debra; Johnson, Paula
Abstract:
Aims: The aim of the study was to examine learning disability nurses’ perceptions of incidents involving physical intervention, particularly factors contributing to injuries sustained by this group. Background: This article reports on a qualitative study undertaken within one secure NHS Trust to respond to concerns about staff injuries sustained during physical interventions to prevent incidents of service user violence from escalating out of control. The context of the study relates to increasing debate about the most effective approaches to incidents of violence and aggression. Design: A qualitative research design was utilized for the study. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 20 participants, 2 from each of the 10 incidents involving staff injury sustained during physical intervention. Results: Four themes were produced by the analysis, the first, knowledge and understanding, contextualized the other three, which related to the physical intervention techniques employed, the interpretation of the incident and the impact on staff. Conclusion: Service user violence consistently poses nurses with the challenge of balancing the need to respond in order to maintain the safety of everyone whilst simultaneous supporting and caring for people with complex needs. This study highlights the need for further exploration of the contributory factors to the escalation of potentially violent situations.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Citation:
Lovell, A., Smith, D., & Johnson, P. (2014). A qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability service. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13-14), 1926–1935. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12830
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Publication Date:
29-Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/605678
DOI:
10.1111/jocn.12830
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12830/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lovell, A., Smith, D., & Johnson, P. (2014). A qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability service. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13-14), 1926–1935. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12830, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12830/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1365-2702
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andyen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Debraen
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Paulaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T10:08:07Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T10:08:07Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04-29en
dc.identifier.citationLovell, A., Smith, D., & Johnson, P. (2014). A qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability service. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13-14), 1926–1935. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12830en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jocn.12830en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/605678en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lovell, A., Smith, D., & Johnson, P. (2014). A qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability service. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(13-14), 1926–1935. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12830, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12830/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractAims: The aim of the study was to examine learning disability nurses’ perceptions of incidents involving physical intervention, particularly factors contributing to injuries sustained by this group. Background: This article reports on a qualitative study undertaken within one secure NHS Trust to respond to concerns about staff injuries sustained during physical interventions to prevent incidents of service user violence from escalating out of control. The context of the study relates to increasing debate about the most effective approaches to incidents of violence and aggression. Design: A qualitative research design was utilized for the study. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 20 participants, 2 from each of the 10 incidents involving staff injury sustained during physical intervention. Results: Four themes were produced by the analysis, the first, knowledge and understanding, contextualized the other three, which related to the physical intervention techniques employed, the interpretation of the incident and the impact on staff. Conclusion: Service user violence consistently poses nurses with the challenge of balancing the need to respond in order to maintain the safety of everyone whilst simultaneous supporting and caring for people with complex needs. This study highlights the need for further exploration of the contributory factors to the escalation of potentially violent situations.en
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dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.12830/abstracten
dc.subjectLearning disability nursingen
dc.subjectPhysical injuriesen
dc.subjectStaff injuriesen
dc.subjectViolent incidentsen
dc.titleA qualitative investigation into nurses’ perceptions of factors influencing staff injuries sustained during physical interventions employed in response to service user violence within one secure learning disability serviceen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trusten
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Clinical Nursingen
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