- Richter, Dirk.
- Whittington, Richard.
- Violence in psychiatric hospitals
- 0387339647 (hbk.) :
- 9780387339641 (hbk.) :
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction.- I. Measurement and epidemiology.- Assessing aggression of psychiatric patients: Methods of measurement and its prevalence.- II. The psychology and sociology of the violent incident.- Psychological theories of aggression: principles and application to practice.- From the individual to the interpersonal: Environment and interaction in the escalation of violence in mental health settings.- Users? Perceptions and Views on Violence and Coercion in Mental Health.- III. Prediction and management.- Legal Perspectives.- Prediction of Violence in Inpatient Settings.- Non-physical conflict management and de-escalation.- Coercive measures in the management of imminent violence: restraint, seclusion and enhanced observation.- The pharmacological management of aggression.- Improving staff skills in handling incidents.- Aggression management training programs: Contents, implementation and organization.- The effects of aggression management training for mental health care and disability care staff: A systematic review.- IV. The organisational context.- Organisational Interventions to Manage the Risk of Patient Violence.- Safety and security in psychiatric clinical environments.- Ward culture and atmosphere.- V. Consequences: handling the aftermath.- Psychological responses following exposure to violence.- Conclusions.
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