Journal article

Violence and remote area nursing.

J Fisher, J Bradshaw, BA Currie, J Klotz, P Robins, KR Searle, J Smith

Aust J Rural Health | Published : 1996

Abstract

The Federal government and others have accepted that violence is a problem in rural and remote communities across Australia. The issue of personal safety for Remote Area Nurses (RANs) living in remote areas has been mentioned in a number of State and Regional reports. However, to the knowledge of this research group, no systematic attempt to gather data on the incidence of violence experienced by RANs and other remote health workers has occurred. This study aims to redress the lack of data on the experience and description of violence against remote area nurses. Results indicate that remote area nurses are living with frequent threats to their personal safety while on duty, on call and off d..

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