Violence is an important consideration in the management of psychiatric patients. Probably one in ten psychiatric patients assault staff (DHSS, 1988), although this may be an underestimate (Lion et al, 1981). Fellow patients are assaulted less frequently (Nobel & Rodger, 1989). Several factors have been associated with violent behaviour in patients: suffering from schizophrenia, delusions, hallucinations (Noble & Rodger, 1989); being young, compulsorily detained and an increased use of temporary nursing staff (James et al, 1990).
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