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Staff Safety Psychiatric Care

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Theoretical Aspects on Improving Staff Safety on Psychiatric Units As a professional discipline, knowledge is imperative for guiding practice (Smith & Liehr, 2014). The phenomenon of interest (POI) patient aggression towards staff is an increasing issue in mental health services. In one study, it stated that staff believed that patients’ aggressive behavior are related to his/her feelings or beliefs (Gillig, P., Markert, R., Barron, J., & Coleman, F., 1998). This paper will summarize the POI, discuss Fawcett’s meta-paradigm, and select and apply to the POI Nightingale’s grand and Meleis’ middle range theories, as well as complexity science. Staff Safety on Psychiatric Units Patient perpetrated violence seriously affects staff (Murphy, 2002).
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