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Violence in Mental Health Settings

Causes, Consequences, Management

Paperback Engels 2010 9781441922267
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Despite improvements in service delivery, patient violence remains a major problem at mental health facilities. Focusing equally on causes, management, and prevention, this groundbreaking book thoroughly examines this crucial topic. The book reviews the latest theories of violence, proven prevention strategies, and examples of positive organizational change. The material is illustrated with graphs and clinical case examples, and coverage spans the range from patient rights to zero-tolerance.


Aantal pagina's:347
Uitgever:Springer New York
Hoofdrubriek:Geneeskunde, Psychologie


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Introduction A. Measurement and epidemiology 1. Assessing aggression of psychiatric patients: Methods of measurement and its prevalence. Nijman, Bjorkly, Palmstierna & Almvik B. The psychology and sociology of the violent incident 2. Psychological theories of aggression: principles and application to practice Bjorkly 3. From the individual to the interpersonal: Environment and interaction in the escalation of violence in mental health settings Whittington & Richter 4. Users’ Perceptions and Views on Violence and Coercion in Mental Health Abderhalden, Hahn, Bonner & Galeazzi C. Prediction and management 5. Diversity and consistency in the legal management of involuntary admission and treatment across Europe Hatling, Douzenis & Maguire 6. Prediction of Violence in Inpatient Settings Steinert 7. Non-physical conflict management and de-escalation Richter 8. Coercive measures in the management of imminent violence: restraint, seclusion and enhanced observation Whittington, Baskind & Paterson 9. The pharmacological management of aggression. Goedhard, Stolker, Heerdink, Nijman, Olivier & Egberts D. Improving staff skills in handling incidents 10. Aggression management training programs: Contents, implementation and organization Oud 11. The effects of aggression management training for mental health care and disability care staff: A systematic review Richter, Needham & Kunz E. The organisational context 12. Locating training within a strategic organizational response to aggression and violence McKenna & Paterson 13. Safety and security in psychiatric clinical environments Cowman 14. Ward culture andatmosphere Duxbury, Bjorkdahl & Johnson F. Consequences: handling the aftermath 15. Psychological responses following exposure to violence Needham Conclusion

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