3rd July 2006
HOW TO PREVENT VIOLENCE IN THE NHS
According to Home Office research there are on average seven incidents of violence every month in each NHS Trust in England, adding up to around 65,000 incidents each year.
Paul Linsley, lecturer in Nursing at the
The book, out this week, is a practical guide for all healthcare staff and is based on the national guidelines and current thinking around the management of violence and aggression within healthcare.
Professor Dame June Clark, Professor of Community Nursing at
Paul began his career as a general nurse working within acute medicine. Following conversion to mental health nursing he gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings and is now a nurse specialist within acute mental health care.
He has held a number of managerial and educational posts and currently sits on a number of national forums for the Royal College of Nursing as well as being a nurse advisor to the Department of Health.
He says: “‘Violence and Aggression in the Workplace’ is the only book solely devoted to the ever-growing concern of violence and aggression in the healthcare environment. It offers ways of reducing the risk of violence and aggression through prevention and active management strategies and contains a number of activities to help structure thinking around the topic.”
‘Violence and Aggression in the Workplace, a practical guide for all healthcare staff’ is available from Radcliffe Publishing and costs £21.95 (paperback). To order copies of this book please visit http://www.radcliffe-oxford.com.
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