Violence in Mental Health Settings

Causes, Consequences, Management
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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
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
7. Non-physical conflict management and de-escalation
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
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
14. Ward culture and atmosphere
Duxbury, Bjorkdahl & Johnson

F. Consequences: handling the aftermath
15. Psychological responses following exposure to violence


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.
Editiert von: Dirk Richter, Richard Whittington
Richard Whittington, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. He is a psychologist and researcher with a background as a mental health nurse in intensive care and general acute psychiatric settings. He has published widely on the psychological and social causes and effects of aggression in mental health care. Current projects include systematic reviews of risk assessment and interventions in forensic mental health funded by the UK NHS R&D programme.Dirk Richter, PhD, nurse (with working experience in mental health) and sociologist, currently researcher and quality manager at Westphalian Hospital in Muenster, Germany, and associate professor ('Privatdozent') at the Institute of Sociology, University of Muenster. In German, Dirk Richter has authored and edited three books on violence in health care. He has co-authored a widely spread booklet on conflict management in psychiatric settings and has written several research papers and book chapters on the topic. Dirk Richter has also published in fields such as social psychiatry, evaluation and quality management, medical philosophy, nursing science, social theory and nationalism research. His last book on the sociology of mental disorders in the era of life sciences has been published in 2003(in German).

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Autor: Dirk Richter
ISBN-13 :: 9781441922267
ISBN: 1441922261
Erscheinungsjahr: 29.10.2010
Verlag: Springer New York
Gewicht: 550g
Seiten: 364
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x155x19 mm
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