Kiely, J. and Pankhurst, H., 1998. Violence faced by staff in a learning disability service. Disability and Rehabilitation, 20 (3), pp. 81-89.
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This study explores the issue of violence experienced by staff in the learning disability service of an NHS Trust. Based on the literature review a questionnaire survey was sent to all staff employed in the Trust's learning disability service (n = 295). The questionnaire sought: background details of respondents; numerical incidences and types of violence experienced over the previous 12 months; reporting mechanisms; reactions to and impact of violence on individuals and their work; support received. Vignettes provide a rich picture of the types of violent incidences and their impact. The findings show that 81% of staff in the learning disability service had experienced violence in the previous 12 months. Many had numerous experiences of violence. New and inexperienced staff are particularly vulnerable. Training and support systems are, on the whole, limited. Support received from colleagues is generally regarded as more helpful than that of line management. To explore good practice elsewhere, semi-structured interviews were held with individuals working with potentially violent clients in organizations other than the learning disability service. Suggestions are offered for putting in place human resource strategies to reduce the incidences of violence and provide appropriate post-incident support for staff on a continuing basis.
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