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Violence to Staff: Who is at Risk?

  • John Turnbull
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Abstract

Violence is a problem that affects people emotionally as well as physically. To understand how we can minimise the risks to staff, we need to begin by looking at which of them are more likely to become victims and in what circumstances. For example, does it make a difference if you are a nurse or a social worker? Are you at greater risk if you are a man or a woman? Are some units or workplaces more dangerous than others? Are there some groups of people for whom you care or support more likely to become violent?

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