Convergent approach of phenomenological methodology about Emergency Nurses' experience of hospital violence

응급실 간호사들의 폭력 경험에 대한 현상학적 방법론의 융합적 접근

  • Received : 2015.08.07
  • Accepted : 2015.10.20
  • Published : 2015.10.31


The aim of this study was to know the experience of emergency nurses on hospital violence and violence's effect on nurses via convergent approach of phenomenological methodology to be known for a good method to study alive human's experience. This study is a qualitative study converged the phenomenological methods and 5 emergency nurses participated in an in-depth interview. From the transcript, 41 significant statements, 17 clusters of theme, 6 categories were extracted. The extracted categories are violence's background, emotional response, physical response, social response, passive coping and active coping. The hospital violence's negative effect on emergency nurses occurred in various sides and the countermeasure is required to prevent violence from hospital setting anymore.


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