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Managing The Violent Patient : A Clinician's Guide - Patricia E. Blumenreich

Managing The Violent Patient

A Clinician's Guide

By: Patricia E. Blumenreich (Editor), Susan Lewis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1993
ISBN: 9780876307076
Number Of Pages: 176

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This important book equips mental health professionals with sound and practical strategies for responding effectively to disruptive or violent patients. The authors identify the warning signals of potential violence and offer detailed guidelines on assessment; verbal, pharmacological, and physical intervention; use of seclusion and restraints; and management of hostage situations. Of particular value is the emphasis on ways of preventing a potentially dangerous person from erupting into physical violence. Full consideration is also given to institutional responses to violent incidents.

Introductionp. 1
Epidemiologyp. 5
Etiologyp. 21
Assessmentp. 35
Verbal Interventionp. 41
Pharmacotherapy of Violencep. 53
Physical Techniquesp. 79
Restraint and Seclusionp. 101
Hostage Situations and the Mental Health Professionalp. 111
Institutional Responses to Violent Incidentsp. 131
Legal Issuesp. 137
Name Indexp. 151
Subject Indexp. 154
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ISBN: 9780876307076
ISBN-10: 0876307071
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1