Violence in Mental Health Settings: Causes, Consequences, Management / Edition 1

Violence in Mental Health Settings: Causes, Consequences, Management / Edition 1

by Dirk Richter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387339647

ISBN-13: 9780387339641

Pub. Date: 11/02/2006

Publisher: Springer New York

Despite great improvement in service delivery, patient violence remains a major problem at mental health facilities. Focusing equally on causes, management, and prevention, this groundbreaking book represents the state of knowledge on this crucial topic. Violence in Mental Health Settings brings together salient theories, valuable data, and real-world interventions

Overview

Despite great improvement in service delivery, patient violence remains a major problem at mental health facilities. Focusing equally on causes, management, and prevention, this groundbreaking book represents the state of knowledge on this crucial topic. Violence in Mental Health Settings brings together salient theories, valuable data, and real-world interventions in one accessible volume. The contributors include psychiatrists, nurses, researchers, and academics (many affiliated with the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group), offering an integrative context for understanding patient aggression and identifying areas where research is lacking. Chapters review the latest theories of violence, proven prevention strategies, and examples of positive organizational change. Practical highlights include: -Assessing and measuring risk: self- versus other-reporting scales -How the ward environment can contribute to violence-or its prevention -Best practice guidelines for verbal, physical, and pharmaceutical interventions -Training issues and course development in violence management -Professional coping after patient attacks -Developing a non-violent culture at the institutional level Throughout, the material is illustrated liberally with graphs and clinical case examples, and coverage bridges the patient-rights and zero-tolerance ends of the spectrum. Therapists, nurses, social workers, and counselors in hospitals and other inpatient and community facilities will find Violence in Mental Health Settings a source of vital insights and ideas for future policy. Regardless of one's setting or specialty, the authors share a critical aim with their readers: a safer and more humane experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387339641
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

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 and atmosphere

Duxbury, Bjorkdahl & Johnson

F. Consequences: handling the aftermath

15. Psychological responses following exposure to violence

Needham

Conclusion

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