Postincident review of aggression and violence in mental health settings

Bonner, Gwen and Wellman, Nigel (2010) Postincident review of aggression and violence in mental health settings. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 48 (7). pp. 35-40. ISSN 0279-3695

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Management of violence and aggression remains a challenge to mental health care practitioners. It has been acknowledged that for a small number of incidents involving aggression, use of restraint will continue to be a method of containing potentially dangerous situations. The impact of being involved in these procedures remains under-researched, but there is growing acknowledgment that some form of postincident review should take place after restraint use. As part of a larger study, a survey design was used to evaluate whether staff (n = 30) and inpatients (n = 30) had found postincident review helpful after incidents involving restraint. Ninety-seven percent of staff, and 94% of patient participants agreed this approach was useful. This article presents the findings of this survey and discusses the complex factors that should be considered when reviewing the aftermath of restraint for staff and inpatients in acute mental health settings.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.3928/02793695-20100504-05
Subjects: Medicine and health > Mental health
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 14:25
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:41

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