Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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This study explores the relationship between crime and violence and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. An investigation was conducted to determine how crime and violence affects the medical center from an economic, security, staff and organizational response perspective; Nursing staff and security officer interviews, supplemented with security department incident reports, suggest a perception problem exists. Nurses interviewed believe a major cost of crime and violence at the medical center is the perceived threat to their personal safety by gang members and patients under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Security officer interviews and data from incident reports suggest the major cost of crime and violence at the hospital center has to do with minor property offenses and not threats or assaults against staff. Additionally, nursing attitudes and compassion levels seem to be negatively affected from treating large numbers of patients whom they feel are deserving of their injuries.
Center; Crime; Medical; Nevada; Relationship; University
Criminology; Nursing; Industrial safety; Psychology, Industrial; School management and organization; Health services administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Shapiro, Paul D, "Crime and its relationship to the University Medical Center" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3300.