AWARENESS AND EXPERIENCE OF NOVICE NURSING STUDENTS TOWARDS VARIOUS TYPES OF VIOLENCE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 1445-1449
AbstractBackground: Women violence is an important problem worldwide and India having more women violence and which affects women’s health as well as their psychological status. By improving services for the victims, one can reduce the prevalence of violence in our community. Nurses who had worked in the particular department of hospitals like critical care units, emergency departments, and trauma centers experienced anger and aggressive behavior from the patients. Thus, to manage and prevent violence is an important role of all nursing personnel. Objectives: To determine the awareness and experience of nursing students regarding types of violence. Methods: Descriptive Research Design was used in this study. A self-structured questionnaire on the Socio-demographic tool, awareness of violence and for experience of novice nursing students on violence was used for data collection. Data collection was performed with GNM 1st year and BSc 1st year students studied in selected schools and colleges of Bhubaneswar. Result: Sixty percent of students know about violence. It involves like mental, physical destruction to someone or to kill somebody, 39 % of students experience the physical violence, 40% of subjects have the awareness that when the boss is the male person violence may occur, 42% of subjects have the awareness that the effects of violence are psychological trauma. The present study revealed age, gender and education levels of the patients had no significant influence of violence. The result depicted that 36% of students considered sexual violence as worst type and 42% of the students have knowledge that the effect of violence is psychological trauma. From the study it was found that there is a significant association between the awareness regarding the violence and marital status (P<0.05*). Conclusion: In this study majority of the participant reported that they have awareness of various types of violence and physical violence they experienced more than other types of violence. Holistic interventions against various violence should be supported and promoted.
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