Introduction A. Measurement and epidemiology 1. Assessing aggression of psychiatric patients: Methods of measurement and its prevalence. Nijman, Bjorkly, Palmstierna & Almvik B. The psychology and sociology of the violent incident 2. Psychological theories of aggression: principles and application to practice Bjorkly 3. From the individual to the interpersonal: Environment and interaction in the escalation of violence in mental health settings Whittington & Richter 4. Users' Perceptions and Views on Violence and Coercion in Mental Health Abderhalden, Hahn, Bonner & Galeazzi C. Prediction and management 5. Diversity and consistency in the legal management of involuntary admission and treatment across Europe Hatling, Douzenis & Maguire 6. Prediction of Violence in Inpatient Settings Steinert 7. Non-physical conflict management and de-escalation Richter 8. Coercive measures in the management of imminent violence: restraint, seclusion and enhanced observation Whittington, Baskind & Paterson 9. The pharmacological management of aggression. Goedhard, Stolker, Heerdink, Nijman, Olivier & Egberts D. Improving staff skills in handling incidents 10. Aggression management training programs: Contents, implementation and organization Oud 11. The effects of aggression management training for mental health care and disability care staff: A systematic review Richter, Needham & Kunz E. The organisational context 12. Locating training within a strategic organizational response to aggression and violence McKenna & Paterson 13. Safety and security in psychiatric clinical environments Cowman 14. Ward culture andatmosphere Duxbury, Bjorkdahl & Johnson F. Consequences: handling the aftermath 15. Psychological responses following exposure to violence Needham Conclusion
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Therapists, nurses, social workers, and counselors will find this book a source of vital insights and ideas for future policy.