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Managing aggression and violence in mental health services

01 October 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Client safety in mental health services is a consistently topical issue, particularly when it concerns the management of aggression and violence. Following the...

Bitter Sweet sympathy: staff support after violence

01 July 1998

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The recent publication of clinical practice guidelines on the management of violence by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has highlighted once again the need to...

Under-reporting of violent incidents against nursing staff

14 June 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines factors that contribute to nurses failing to report incidents of violence and aggression in the clinical area and it develops the information...

Tackling incidents of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour

01 April 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has developed and implemented a strategy to reduce the number of incidents of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour in its...

Reducing violence and aggression in the emergency department

01 July 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Emergency department (ED) staff, particularly nursing students and inexperienced nurses, are at risk of violence and aggression from patients. However, by reflecting...

Positive behavioural support for people with learning disabilities

01 May 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the introduction of individualised support plans for people with learning disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviours. These positive...

A model of de-escalation

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

While de-escalation is much discussed among staff, and guidelines tell us to use it more, there are few comprehensive descriptions of what it is. This article...

Using touch as a way to manage aggression

11 November 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article explores the positive effects of touch, in particular the benefits and implications of giving comfort through touch to distressed individuals in...

Assessing the risk of aggression and violence among service users

08 February 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

For each client in an acute mental health setting, continuous holistic assessment that systematically records data, predicts risk and updates management helps to...

Aggression and violence towards staff working with older patients

14 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the incidence of violence and aggression towards staff working in elderly care wards and to consider the factors that influence the risk of...