An extremely practical book that offers methods of prevention and management strategies, and provides a comprehensive view of the problem of violence and aggression from patients/clients. This book, based on sound research, is cleverly structured so that the notion of violence becomes more explicit with each succeeding chapter, until finally the violent outburst arrives. This innovative book explores a topical, vital subject that appeals to a variety of nurses and other professionals.
|Author Informaiton||By Tom Mason, BSc(Hons), PhD, RGN, RMN, RNMH, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK and Mark Chandley, RMN, BA(Hons), Team leader, Elms Ward, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK, Ashworth Hospital, Maghull, Merseyside, UK|
|Published Reviews||"An invaluable tool for trained and untrained practitioners from any sphere of health care work. It adds to the rapidly growing body of knowledge in this area, but becomes a standard by which others can be measured ." Stephen Worth MPhil, BSc (Hons) RNT, RCNT, Nurse Teacher University of Manchester, Nurse Education Today No 20, January 2000
theories are discussed in this book; they are useful and mentally stimulating. But there is also a great deal of really useful, practical advice about personal alarms, diversionary tactics methods of avoiding the escalation of aggression and reducing tension. I certainly recommend it highly.
" Michael Johnson, Membership Manager, The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Manager, Administrators and Receptionists
|Table of Content||Section 1: General Overview of Violence and Aggression
The Dynamic of Violence and Aggression
Phases of Violence and Aggression
Section 2: Options Available in the Phases of Violence and Aggression
Phase 1: Phase of Relative Normality
Observation, Surveillance and Diversionary Techniques
Resources and Staffing
Phase 2: Phase of Pre-Aggression.
Intervention Modalities and Models
Controlling Measures and Management
Phase 3: Phase of Attack
Section 3: Corollaries of Violence and Aggression
Injuries, Job Stress and Burnout
Learning from Experience