Violence Experiences of Community Mental Health Nurse

지역사회 정신보건간호사의 폭력경험

Kim, Mi-Hye;Kim, Han-Na;Shin, Yoon-Mee;Oh, Hyun-Mi;Lee, Jeong-Seop

  • Received : 2015.10.16
  • Accepted : 2015.12.04
  • Published : 2015.12.31


This study is a qualitative study to disclose the meaning and reality of violence experiences of the mental health nurses by the phenomenological approach. This study is done with the participation of 9 community mental health nurses who have work experiences more than 3 years in the city of S, from Nov 7, 2014 till Dec 21, 2014. The result of the study revealed that the violence experiences of this study participants may be categorized into 4 categories, 'a small boat running into a storm', 'open sea', 'a small boat lost of the sign post', 'a captain controlling the rudder' and may be identified with 11 theme cluster and 32 theme.Therefore violence from patients who have experienced mental health nurse could be found to affect even the identity of the mental health nurse as well as threaten safety of professionals. This may threaten the quality of service provided to the patient, so we have to accept reality as a serious problem. Also it has been preceded by what the support program development of the nursing organization for the nurse who is violence victims with preparing for violence Prevention. As the result we suggest that you prepare a practical measures for the safety and quality nursing services performed by mental health nurses.


community;experience;mental health nurses;phenomenology;violence


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