Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Nursing Education, v.37, no.2, (February 1998), p.53-60 SIEC No: 20020083

This article presents the findings of a survey of Canadian schools of nursing (n=155) that determined the extent to which violence-related content is addressed in nursing curricula. The study yielded a response rate of 88%. Theoretical content regarding violence against children & women of all ages, & suicide as a response to abuse formed part of the curriculum of all schools of nursing, if only in readings. Child abuse & suicide received the greatest number of hours of instruction. Findings revealed a sensitivity to the importance of including content on violence in nursing curricula; however, the approach to this content is largely incidental & heavily dependent on individual faculty interests. (39 refs.)