Prevention and Management of Violence


Author: Masum Khwaja,Dominic Beer

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781908020956

Category: Medical

Page: 140

View: 7736

This book presents evidence-based guidance on the prevention and management of aggression and violence by patients with mental disorder. It provides a comprehensive overview of best practice and will be of practical use to a wide range of mental health professionals working in community, in-patient or prison settings. Such sensitive issues as violence in patients from minority ethnic backgrounds, ways to apply physical and pharmaceutical methods of restraint safely, and preserving patients' dignity in highly volatile situations, are addressed. The guidance also covers: relevant legislation; assessment and management of risk of violence in different settings; specific populations, including older adults and people with intellectual disabilities; both non-pharmacological management techniques and use of medication; and liaison with the police, Crown prosecution service and MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements). Health service managers, as well as clinicians dealing with potentially violent incidents day to day, will find the report informative and the guidelines contained within clear and easy to follow.

Management of Violent Behavior

Collected Articles from Hospital and Community Psychiatry


Author: American Psychiatric Association,Thomas Kidd,Kernberg

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780890420065

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 9535

The is a compilation of articles from Hospital and Community Psychiatry on the management of the violent patient.

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention and Intervention

The Risk Assessment and Management Approach


Author: Anna C. Baldry,Frans Willem Winkel

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600218583

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 8122

This book focuses on the importance of assessing risk in domestic violence cases to prevent and reduce its escalation into homicide (so called uxoricide). Spousal killers in a substantial number of cases exhibit a history of prior spousal violence: in addition to this, witnessing violence has debilitating effects on children. For this reason domestic violence is also becoming a hot political issue on the European agenda. Integrating the US and Canadian experiences with the European ones increases the book's value and broadens perspectives. Assessing the risk and adopting appropriate measures can help reduce the risk of escalation of violence. It aims at gathering contributions from experts in the field of domestic violence and victimisation to present state of the art research in the risk assessment of domestic violence cases.

Concise Guide to Assessment and Management of Violent Patients


Author: Kenneth Tardiff

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880483445

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 7453

Clinicians encounter violent patients in any treatment setting -- from private offices and medical units to psychiatric inpatient units. Written by one of the foremost experts on violence, the second edition of this concise, practical guide provides psychiatry residents, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals with vital information required to manage potentially violent patients. Considerably updated, this book contains current information on psychopharmacology and the management of violent patients, an expanded section on the safety of clinicians, and a new section on how to deal with threats of violence to the clinician. This guide will be especially useful and relevant to psychiatric residents, given the number of violent patients they encounter.

Aggression in the Workplace

Preventing and Managing High-risk Behavior : a Crisis Management Approach to Threats of Violence and Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace


Author: Marc McElhaney

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418461954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 4010

In 2077, Tony Waltrop goes for a short assignment on Octula, a planet of continual winter. Here he meets and marries Anna, a vivacious human. Anna and her father, an important merchant on Octula, are unaware of Tony's life on Earth, where another wife and family await his return. Things are never easy for humans on Octula. Unsettled differences between the Science Party and the Military Party cause Tony's assignment to be lengthened, and he is soon involved in a Great War. His assignment to create the government's commerce policy is abandoned so he can run the budget affairs of the Science Party's war effort. Anna's brothers travel back and forth to Earth frequently. Surely they will find out about his past.

Youth Violence

Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy


Author: Daniel J. Flannery,C. Ronald Huff

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880488099

Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 8145

This is a resource for dealing with both perpetrators and victims of violence and understanding the risk factors facing youth. Presenting an assessment of effects of exposure to violence and the continuity of aggression from early childhood to adulthood, it outlines an integration strategy for public policy towards prevention and treatment.

Violence in Mental Health Settings

Causes, Consequences, Management


Author: Dirk Richter,Richard Whittington

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387339655

Category: Psychology

Page: 347

View: 2475

Despite improvements in service delivery, patient violence remains a major problem at mental health facilities. Focusing equally on causes, management, and prevention, this groundbreaking book thoroughly examines this crucial topic. The book reviews the latest theories of violence, proven prevention strategies, and examples of positive organizational change. The material is illustrated with graphs and clinical case examples, and coverage spans the range from patient rights to zero-tolerance.

Multinational Companies and Conflicts in Africa

The Case of the Niger Delta - Nigeria


Author: Rose Ngomba-Roth

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825804925

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 3154

Nigeria, Africa's most populated country is rich in ethnic diversity - a reason why it suffers from many conflicts. The country is one of the top five oil producers. The recent resource crisis in the Niger Delta is caused by poor division of resources, underdevelopment, and mismanagement. The failure of the young democracy would have a vehement effect in the country and in Africa as a whole. The government has to consolidate its democracy, uphold unity and sovereignty. To secure democracy it will need support from the Nigerians themselves, the multinational oil companies and the international world.

The Challenges of Conflict Resolution in Africa

The Case of Cameroon-Nigerian Border Conflict


Author: Rose Ngomba-Roth

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825816427

Category: Political Science

Page: 143

View: 7953

The Cameroon-Nigerian border conflict over the Bakassi peninsula is a result of colonial negligence. Local interests and boundaries were disregarded when colonial powers were partitioning Africa. The Bakassi Peninsula's richness in natural resources (oil, gas and fish) is the main reason why Cameroon and Nigeria are at loggerheads over the region. Attempts at solving this conflict have failed and even the ICJ ruling does not stand a better chance of settling this dispute if the interests of the local population are not considered.

Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence

Legal and Strategic Guidelines


Author: Mark A. Lies

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781590319734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

View: 9551

Although workplace violence cannot be eradicated, employers can take steps to prevent the likelihood of a violent incident, and to better manage the aftermath if one does occur. This book is a practical guide for those charged with addressing workplace violence concerns either on behalf of their employer or their client. The contributing authors represent a variety of experiences and opinions, including mental health clinicians, security experts, workplace safety researchers and practitioners, and lawyers and provide valuable information and advice on: The problem of workplace violence and the different forms it takes, The underlying psychological factors that may prompt someone to act out violently, Potential legal issues, such as employer liability or due process rights of public employees, Tools available to employers to avert or reduce the likelihood of an incident. Book jacket.

Managing Crisis and Risk in Mental Health Nursing


Author: Tony Ryan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748733361

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 2627

The book deals with situations which are handled by mental health nurses on a daily basis, and offers commentary and strategic help in crisis and risk management. Individual chapters address the particular issues faced in dealing with patients and clients with the most prevalent problems of mental health.

Handbook of Mental Health Nursing


Author: Stephen Tee,Joanne Brown,Diane Carpenter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444121294

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4945

A concise and user-friendly guide, Handbook of Mental Health Nursing helps nursing students learn the essential skills required for practice. This practical handbook is informed by an interdisciplinary understanding of mental health problems and the recovery from mental health difficulties. Features: Highlights case studies and draws on narratives of patient experience to help caregivers make educated decisions in partnership with service users Focuses on assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and the organization of care Use a values-based approach integrating evidence-based data with service users’ perceptions Presents case studies and participant narratives throughout Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills and understanding in person-centred care This book is an essential purchase for all students and educators in mental health nursing and related health and social care fields.

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence - A tool to end female genital mutilation


Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287180571

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

View: 621

This guide, produced jointly by Amnesty International and the Council of Europe, aims at helping design policies and measures to better address female genital mutilation and to pave the way for change. It is based on the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention), which entered into force in August 2014. The Istanbul Convention is the first treaty to recognise that female genital mutilation exists in Europe and that it needs to be systematically addressed (Article 38 of the Convention). It requires states parties to step up preventive measures by addressing affected communities, as well as the general public and relevant professionals. It entails obligations to offer protection and support when women and girls at risk need it most – and makes sure that their needs and their safety always come first.

Violence after War

Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States


Author: Michael J. Boyle

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412586

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 4516

The end of one war is frequently the beginning of another because the cessation of conflict produces two new challenges: a contest between the winners and losers over the terms of peace, and a battle within the winning party over the spoils of war. As the victors and the vanquished struggle to establish a new political order, incidents of low-level violence frequently occur and can escalate into an unstable peace or renewed conflict. Michael J. Boyle evaluates the dynamics of post-conflict violence and their consequences in Violence after War. In this systematic comparative study, Boyle analyzes a cross-national dataset of violent acts from 52 post-conflict states and examines, in depth, violence patterns from five recent post-conflict states: Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, and Iraq. In each of the case studies, Boyle traces multiple pathways through which violence emerges in post-conflict states and highlights how the fragmentation of combatants, especially rebel groups, produces unexpected and sometimes surprising shifts in the nature, type, and targets of attack. His case studies are based on unpublished data on violent crime, including some from fieldwork in Kosovo, East Timor, and Bosnia, and a thorough review of narrative and witness accounts of the attacks. The case study of Iraq comes from data that Boyle obtained directly from U.S. Central Command, published here for the first time. Violence after War will be essential reading for all those interested in political violence, peacekeeping, and post-conflict reconstruction. -- Mats Berdal, King's College London

Deaths in Custody

Third Report of Session 2004-05, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence


Author: Great Britain Parliament - Joint Committee on Human Rights

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104005743


Page: 192

View: 2237

Deaths in Custody : Third report of session 2004-05, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Mental Health Nursing E-Book


Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 7300

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter