Violence in Nursing and Midwifery Survey


The purpose of this research/online survey is to find out about the experiences of NSW nurses and midwives with violence from patients and/or their friends and relatives at work. This research represents a joint project with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association.

This survey will take approximately 20 – 25 minutes to complete. The survey can be found here.

Your participation in this research is voluntary and you are free to pass over any question that you feel uncomfortable with and/or stop the survey entirely if you choose. If you experience any distress while completing this survey please contact the support services listed that best suits you. The Employees Assistance Program (EAP) at your workplace, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association or your general practitioner may be able to assist.

If an unresolved issue is disclosed you should contact the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association on 02 8595 1234 (metro) or 1300 367 962 (rural) for advice.

Once you have completed all or part of the survey it will not be possible to remove your responses, as you are not identifiable by the research team and it is not possible to locate any individual survey. If you agree to be part of the research, and to data gathered in this survey to be published in a form that does not identify you, please continue with answering the survey questions.

If you have concerns about the research that you think I can help you with, please feel free to contact me on 02 9514 5124 or 0438 460 745, or by email at

If you would like to talk to someone who is not connected with the research, you may contact the Research Ethics Officer on 02 9514 9772 or and quote this number: Reference number ETH18-2699

You can also find the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s video on Workplace Violence here.


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