Effect of Educational Guidelines Program on Internship Nursing Students Facing Sexual Harassment Behavior

talaat, amal ; Elganzory, Galila ; Manal Houssien Nasr ; Galila Shawky El-Ganzory 


Sexual harassment behavior is one of the most difficult problems facing internship nursing students in recent years; sexual harassment behavior evokes stronger emotional reactions among student nurses, such as frustration, anger, feeling hurt, fear, resentment, helplessness, anxiety and irritation. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of an educational guideline program on internship nursing students facing sexual harassment behaviors. A quasi- experimental design was utilized in this study. The study was conducted at Ain Shams university Hospital. purposive sample of 60 student nurses were recruited for this study. Three A structured questionnaire sheet for students which included A demographic characteristics of nurses as age, marital status, Gender, residence, working unit and working shifts. The sheet also included information related to Nurse's knowledge about exposure to sexual harassment, nature of sexual harassment, meaning of sexual harassment, risk factors of sexual harassment, different forms of sexual harassment, the effects of sexual harassment on victims, family and community and the measures used to prevent sexual harassment.; 2) Feeling word checklist; and 3) student nurses experience toward sexual harassment behaviors. The result of this study indicated that the implementation of the educational guideline program showed a highly significant improvement in nurses' level of knowledge about sexual harassment and nurses' reaction and experience toward sexual harassment. The study recommended that, effective policies and procedures to combat this situation are to be established as policies and procedures would empower both administrators and nurses, enabling them to take certain actions against sexual harassment.2-educational program, including nurses, human rights, gender perspective and assertiveness training are needed for both clinical and student nurses assertive attitude that could help nurses discourage patients from engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Keywords Sexual harassment, Educational guideline program, Nurses' emotional reaction, knowledge Experience.
Issue Date 2014
Publisher Life Science Journal
Journal Life Science Journal 
Series/Report no. 11;4
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/1595
ISSN 1097-8135

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