An examination of emergency department nurses' attitudes towards deliberate self-harm in an Irish teaching hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200734
Title:
An examination of emergency department nurses' attitudes towards deliberate self-harm in an Irish teaching hospital.
Authors:
McCarthy, Linda; Gijbels, Harry
Affiliation:
Cork University Hospital, Wilton Road, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
An examination of emergency department nurses' attitudes towards deliberate self-harm in an Irish teaching hospital. 2010, 18 (1):29-35 Int Emerg Nurs
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International emergency nursing
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200734
DOI:
10.1016/j.ienj.2009.05.005
PubMed ID:
20129439
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine emergency department (ED) nurses' attitudes towards individuals presenting with deliberate self-harm (DSH), including the relationship between attitudes and factors such as age, academic achievements, length of experience, and self-harm education.; The study adopted a quantitative descriptive and correlational design. ED nurses' attitudes, working in a level 1 trauma ED in the Republic of Ireland, were surveyed, using an amended version of McAllister's et al. [McAllister, M., Creedy, D., Moyle, W., Farrugia, C., 2002. Nurses' attitudes towards clients who self-harm. Journal of Advanced Nursing 40(5), 578-586.] Attitude Towards Deliberate Self-Harm Questionnaire (ADSHQ). The survey yielded an 85% (n=68) response rate.; The study found that ED nurses held positive attitudes towards individuals presenting with DSH. No correlation was found between total scores and gender, ED experience, or a history of self-harm education, although older nurses and hospital trained nurses had less positive attitudes. Age and length of clinical experience produced a trend in which attitudes increased, reached a peak and then declined.; Although ED nurses in this study hold positive attitudes, ongoing continuing education, which was identified as a key theme in the study, remains an important strategy to maintain and further improve attitudes. The need for research into aspects of care such as knowledge, awareness and empathy is recommended, as is the need to evaluate the extent to which the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention 2005-2014 recommendations [Department of Health and Children, Health Service Executive, National Suicide Review Group 2005. Reach Out - Irish National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention 2005-2014. <http://www.nosp.ie/reach_out.pdf> (accessed 22.02.08)] have been implemented.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Age Factors; Attitude of Health Personnel; Clinical Competence; Education, Nursing, Continuing; Emergency Nursing; Empathy; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Services Needs and Demand; Hospitals, Teaching; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Nurse's Role; Nursing Methodology Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Questionnaires; Self-Injurious Behavior; Trauma Centers
ISSN:
1878-013X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Lindaen
dc.contributor.authorGijbels, Harryen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T15:08:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-06T15:08:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationAn examination of emergency department nurses' attitudes towards deliberate self-harm in an Irish teaching hospital. 2010, 18 (1):29-35 Int Emerg Nursen
dc.identifier.issn1878-013X-
dc.identifier.pmid20129439-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ienj.2009.05.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200734-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine emergency department (ED) nurses' attitudes towards individuals presenting with deliberate self-harm (DSH), including the relationship between attitudes and factors such as age, academic achievements, length of experience, and self-harm education.-
dc.description.abstractThe study adopted a quantitative descriptive and correlational design. ED nurses' attitudes, working in a level 1 trauma ED in the Republic of Ireland, were surveyed, using an amended version of McAllister's et al. [McAllister, M., Creedy, D., Moyle, W., Farrugia, C., 2002. Nurses' attitudes towards clients who self-harm. Journal of Advanced Nursing 40(5), 578-586.] Attitude Towards Deliberate Self-Harm Questionnaire (ADSHQ). The survey yielded an 85% (n=68) response rate.-
dc.description.abstractThe study found that ED nurses held positive attitudes towards individuals presenting with DSH. No correlation was found between total scores and gender, ED experience, or a history of self-harm education, although older nurses and hospital trained nurses had less positive attitudes. Age and length of clinical experience produced a trend in which attitudes increased, reached a peak and then declined.-
dc.description.abstractAlthough ED nurses in this study hold positive attitudes, ongoing continuing education, which was identified as a key theme in the study, remains an important strategy to maintain and further improve attitudes. The need for research into aspects of care such as knowledge, awareness and empathy is recommended, as is the need to evaluate the extent to which the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention 2005-2014 recommendations [Department of Health and Children, Health Service Executive, National Suicide Review Group 2005. Reach Out - Irish National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention 2005-2014. <http://www.nosp.ie/reach_out.pdf> (accessed 22.02.08)] have been implemented.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Continuing-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Nursing-
dc.subject.meshEmpathy-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teaching-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role-
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSelf-Injurious Behavior-
dc.subject.meshTrauma Centers-
dc.titleAn examination of emergency department nurses' attitudes towards deliberate self-harm in an Irish teaching hospital.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Hospital, Wilton Road, Cork, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational emergency nursingen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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