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Improved efforts are needed to reduce the amount of violence against staff at psychiatric hospitals, according to a recent study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. The study, published Jan. 20, showed that 99% of staff reported verbal conflict with patients, with 70% of psychiatric hospital workers reporting assault in the last 12 months.
“We are beginning to broaden our approach to examining the factors that lead to conflict and assault in inpatient settings, and this will help us to design safer environments that are less conducive to these problems,” lead author Erin Kelly said in the study.