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dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Malcolm J
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-04T00:32:51Z
dc.date.available2018-04-04T00:32:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2042-6372
dc.identifier.doi10.5116/ijme.582e.ac04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100733
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The objective of this pilot study was to identify the type of workplace violence experienced by undergraduate paramedic and midwifery students. Methods: The study used a cross-sectional methodology with the self-administered paper-based Paramedic Workplace Violence Exposure Questionnaire to elicit undergraduate paramedic and midwife responses to workplace violence whilst on clinical placements. There were 393 students eligible for inclusion in the study. A convenience sample was used. The anonymous questionnaire took 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Descriptive statistics are used to summarise the data with a two-tailed t-test used to compare groups. Results: The main form of workplace violence was verbal abuse 18% and intimidation 17%. There was a statistically significant difference between midwifery and paramedic students for intimidation (t(134)=-3.143, CI: -0.367 to -0.082, p=0.002) and between females and males for sexual harassment (t(134)=2.029, CI: 0.001 to 0.074, p=0.045), all other results were not statistically different. Conclusions: This pilot study is the first of its kind in Australia and internationally to identify exposure rates of workplace violence by undergraduate paramedic students during clinical placements and one of very few to identify midwifery students’ exposure rates of workplace violence. The study identified that students were exposed to a range of workplace violence acts from verbal abuse through to sexual harassment. These findings highlight a need for investigation of workplace violence exposure of medical, nursing and allied health students during the clinical phase of their studies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Medical Education (I J M E)
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom393
dc.relation.ispartofpageto399
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Medical Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1399
dc.titleParamedic and midwifery student exposure to workplace violence during clinical placements in Australia – A pilot study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Malcolm Boyle & Lisa McKenna. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use of work provided the original work is properly cited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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gro.griffith.authorBoyle, Malcolm


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