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Author Mason, Tom, 1950-2011.

Title Managing violence and aggression : a manual for nurses and health care workers / Tom Mason, Mark Chandley
Published Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 1999


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 MELB  362.11 Mas/Mva  AVAILABLE
Description 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction. 2. The dynamic of violence and aggression. 3. Phases of violence and the aggression cycle -- Phase 1. Phase of relative normality. 4. Observational, surveillance and diversionary techniques. 5. Resources and staffing -- Phase 2. Phase of preaggression. 6. Intervention modalities and models. 7. Controlling measures and management -- Phase 3. Phase of attack. 8. Isolation techniques. 9. Physical restraint. 10. Mechanical control. 11. Chemical control. 12. Serious situations. 13. Injuries, job stress and burn-out. 14. Learning from experience
Summary This book helps workers to understand how aggression can turn to violence, how to avoid violence and how to manage it when it does occur. The book blends theory and practice, a quality other texts do not have
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aggressiveness.
Allied health personnel -- Violence against.
Hospitals -- Safety measures.
Medical personnel -- Violence against.
Nurses -- Violence against.
Nursing -- Safety measures.
Violence in hospitals.
Nursing -- methods.
Violence -- prevention & control.
Aggression -- psychology.
Nurse-Patient Relations.
Patients -- psychology.
Violence -- psychology.
Genre/Form Nurses Instruction.
Author Chandley, Mark.
ISBN 0443059349