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By Tom Mason, BSc(Hons), PhD, RGN, RMN, RNMH and Mark Chandley, RMN, BA(Hons)
288 pagesCopyright 1999$68.95, Paperback, Reference
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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.
"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 2000theories 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
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