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Management of violence among psychiatric in-patients

  • Meena Agarwal (a1) and Mark Roberts (a1)
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In a retrospective study at a medium secure unit, the incident reports where a degree of restraint was used in dealing with in-patient aggression were examined for management strategies used and their relationship to various factors. There was a decrease in the use of seclusion over the period of study, seclusion being more likely to be used when agression was aimed at staff and property, following staff-patient interaction (demands) and younger age of perpetrators.

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Management of violence among psychiatric in-patients

  • Meena Agarwal (a1) and Mark Roberts (a1)
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