Factors that influence aggressive behaviour in acute care settings
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Factors that influence aggressive behaviour in acute care settings

Terry Ferns Senior lecturer, research lead, University of Greenwich, School of Health and Social Care, London

Patients with critical illness or severe trauma may feel fear, anxiety and powerlessness, which can lead to aggressive behaviour. This article examines factors that contribute to patient aggression in acute care areas and identifies how these incidents can be minimised.

Nursing Standard. 21, 33,41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.04.21.33.41.c4547

Correspondence

T.Ferns@gre.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review