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Violence and junior doctors working in psychiatry

  • Brian Kidd (a1) and Cameron R. Stark (a2)
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Aggression directed towards health care workers has been widely discussed (Health Services Advisory Committee, 1987), but information relating to British psychiatry has been anecdotal. The Collegiate Trainees' Committee (CTC) has recently expressed concern about the apparent dearth of training opportunities in the recognition and management of aggression, and the difficulty in obtaining post-incident counselling (1991).

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Collegiate Trainees' Committee Working Party (1991) Report of the Collegiate Trainees' Committee Working Party on training of junior doctors with respect to violent incidents. Psychiatric Bulletin, 15, 243246.
Health Services Advisory Committee (1987) Violence to Staf in the Health Services. London: Health and Safety Commission.
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McNiel, D. E. & Binder, R. L. (1989) Relationship between preadmission threats and later violent behaviour by acute psychiatric inpatients. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 40, 605608.
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Violence and junior doctors working in psychiatry

  • Brian Kidd (a1) and Cameron R. Stark (a2)
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