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Violence in Health Care : Understanding, Preventing and Surviving Violence - Jonathan Shepherd

Violence in Health Care

Understanding, Preventing and Surviving Violence

By: Jonathan Shepherd (Editor)

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Every branch of healthcare has its own particular experience of violence, from direct physical or verbal aggression aimed at members of staff, to dealing with the victims of a crime perpetrated elsewhere. Since the first edition of this book was published in 1994, there have been huge developments in understanding and managing violence in the healthcare setting. Violence prevention is now not just the concern of the frontline healthcare team, but also of architects, service managers, psychologists, governments, health and safety managers, human resources managers, and members of the emergency services. This fully revised and updated new edition will equip all members of these teams with the information required to understand the range of factors involved, and enable them not just to develop strategies to tackle the issues but also to deal with violence when it arises in both hospital and community settings. Coverage includes the causes and nature of violence, including domestic violence, the effects on, and care of, the victims, as well as describing opportunities to limit the potential for violence through good design. This book is essential reading for all those working in, or in association with, health services and related agencies. It is also an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand, prevent or survive violence. From reviews of the 1st edition: 'this short and affordable guide to the recognition, avoidance and aftermath of violence will prepare you for the event' John Bignall, The Lancet 1994. 344:180 'Many health care staff will look for a practical guide to coping and will find this book an excellent place to start ... Those spurred into action could usefully rely on this book to aid the process of effective management and staff support' Arden Tomison, Fromeside Clinic, Bristol, British Journal of Psychiatry , August 1995 'There are no obvious gaps in an eminently readable and well-unified text.' Patrick Hoyte, MDU Nurse, February 1995 '... the book effectively addresses a pressing problem for health care workers: how to cope with aggressive behavior' Ellen H Taliaferro, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 1995 'It would be important reading for those undertaking further study of the prevention and management of violence and aggression ...' John Rawlinson, Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Professional Nurse, July 1996

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`This book underscores the need for everyone working in health care to focus on measures to prevent violence, as well as helping staff to cope with its consequences.' Nursing Times `This is without question a worthy book. It sets out to be comprehensive and to address every aspect of violence in health.' Update

Preface to Second Edition Foreword by Dame Helen Reeves, OBE List of contributors 1: The causes and prevention of violence 2: Alcohol, other drugs, and violence 3: Mental disorder and violence 4: Non-accidental injury of children 5: Domestic violence: a health care issue 6: Limiting violence through good design 7: Attacks on doctors and nurses 8: The effect of assault on health-care professionals 9: The care of victims 10: Compensation for personal injuries caused by crime in Great Britain 11: The future: the contribution of Accident and Emergency departments to community violence prevention Where to find help Index

ISBN: 9780192631435
ISBN-10: 0192631438
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.1  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised