Managing the Violent Patient: A Clinician's Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Discusses verbal intervention, physical techs., restraint & seclusion, hostage situations, legal issues, etc.

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Offers a practical, tested set of guidelines for the prevention and management of patients exhibiting violent behavior. The authors offer a listing of many not-so-obvious signs the therapist can look for to anticipate a violent outburst, as well as physical, verbal, and pharmacological techniques for dealing with an patient already exhibiting violent behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876307076
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Epidemiology 5
3 Etiology 21
4 Assessment 35
5 Verbal Intervention 41
6 Pharmacotherapy of Violence 53
7 Physical Techniques 79
8 Restraint and Seclusion 101
9 Hostage Situations and the Mental Health Professional 111
10 Institutional Responses to Violent Incidents 131
11 Legal Issues 137
Name Index 151
Subject Index 154
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