EVEN involves three studies conducted between 2021 and 2024
Witnessing and Experiencing Workplace Violence
Study 1 (2021-22) explores witnessing or experiencing violence across ethnic groups both in and outside the workplace in terms of context, type, frequency, severity and perpetrator. For Study 1, we will carry out interviews with nurses and NHS ward managers.
Impact of Exposure to Workplace Violence
Study 2 (2022-23) examines the impact of workplace violence on mental and physical health, job satisfaction, work performance, and intention to stay in the profession, and how this varies across ethnic groups. For Study 2, we will carry out an online survey with TIDES Phase 1 participants and and a newly-recruited group of NHS nurses.
Reporting Workplace Violence
Study 3 (2023-24) explores what procedures are in place for reporting violent incidents and what are the barriers and facilitators to reporting using interviews with nursing academics, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) safety representatives and NHS ward managers. We will also invite a sub-sample of nurses who reported workplace violence in Study 2 to take part, as well as emergency department nurses, given they experience the highest rates of workplace violence among nurses.