Almost half of healthcare staff experience domestic abuse
More than four in ten nursing staff have partners or family members who have hit, shoved or pushed them, or have made them feel threatened, an RCNi survey has revealed.
More than one 40% of healthcare staff have experienced abuse
The survey of 1,455 UK nurses, midwives, students and healthcare assistants, of whom 20% work in community and public health, also revealed that 21.7% have been forced by partners into sexual activity.
In addition, 51% of respondents said that partners or family members had been verbally abusive or controlling, and had caused them psychological or emotional distress.Courage
One band 5 community nurse said: ‘My ex-husband would physically and emotionally abuse me and the children. We tried to escape by moving into a battered wives home but this was such an awful experience for my children that we went back. Eventually, my family gave me...
Want to read more?
Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today
Save over 50% on your first three months:
- Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
- Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Primary Health Care
- RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
- NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
- Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests