Book 2006

Violence in Mental Health Settings

Causes, Consequences, Management


ISBN: 978-0-387-33964-1 (Print) 978-0-387-33965-8 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Measurement and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 10-10

    2. Chapter

      Pages 11-23

      Assessing Aggression of Psychiatric Patients: Methods of Measurement and Its Prevalence

  3. The Psychology and Sociology of the Violent Incident

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 26-26

    2. Chapter

      Pages 27-46

      Psychological Theories of Aggression: Principles and Application to Practice

    3. Chapter

      Pages 47-68

      From the Individual to the Interpersonal: Environment and Interaction in the Escalation of Violence in Mental Health Settings

    4. Chapter

      Pages 69-92

      Users' Perceptions and Views on Violence and Coercion in Mental Health

  4. Prediction and Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 94-94

    2. Chapter

      Pages 95-109

      Diversity and Consistency in the Legal Management of Involuntary Admission and Treatment Across Europe

    3. Chapter

      Pages 111-123

      Prediction of Violence in Inpatient Settings

    4. Chapter

      Pages 125-144

      Nonphysical Conflict Management and Deescalation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 145-172

      Coercive Measures in the Management of Imminent Violence: Restraint, Seclusion and Enhanced Observation

    6. Chapter

      Pages 173-190

      The Pharmacological Management of Aggression

  5. Improving Staff Skills in Handling Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 192-192

    2. Chapter

      Pages 193-210

      Aggression Management Training Programs: Contents, Implementation, and Organization

    3. Chapter

      Pages 211-227

      The Effects of Aggression Management Training for Mental Health Care and Disability Care Staff: A Systematic Review

  6. The Organizational Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 230-230

    2. Chapter

      Pages 231-251

      Locating Training Within a Strategic Organizational Response to Aggression and Violence

    3. Chapter

      Pages 253-271

      Safety and Security in Psychiatric Clinical Environments

    4. Chapter

      Pages 273-291

      Ward Culture and Atmosphere

  7. Consequences: Handling the Aftermath

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 294-294

    2. Chapter

      Pages 295-318

      Psychological Responses Following Exposure to Violence

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 320-347