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Violence and Health Care Professionals

Authors: Wykes, Til

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Til Wykes BACKGROUND The recent publication of several surveys on violence was the impetus for this book. The first was carried out in 1986 by the Health and Safety Commission Health Services Advisory Committee (1987). They conducted a comprehensive survey of the inddence of violence to 5000 workers in five separate health districts. The results from the 3000 people who eventually replied made many in the caring professions worried. One in 200 workers had suffered a major injury following a violent attack during the previous year and a further one in ten needed first aid following an assault. Other surveys also showed high risks: of sodal service staff, 6% had suffered an attack in the past 5 years (Saunders, 1987), and sodal workers were at even high er risk. 29% had been assaulted in the last 3 years (Rowett, 1986). In addition, 4% of general practitioners had experienced an attack resulting in injury in the past year (D'Urso and Hobbs, 1989). Clinical psychologists were also at risk - 53% had been assaulted at least once during their professional career and 18% in the past year (Perkins, 1991). Media reports of extreme violence seem to be the tip of the iceberg. Many staff are attacked and some of these attacks have serious physical or psychological consequences that interfere with the victim' s ability to return to their full working capadty. This loss of highly trained staff should be recognized by employers and the community.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wykes, Til

    Pages 1-6

  • Violence to health care professionals: a health and safety perspective

    MacKay, Colin

    Pages 9-22

  • Violence in psychiatric hospitals

    Whittington, Richard

    Pages 23-43

  • Violence to social workers

    Bute, Stanley

    Pages 45-71

  • Aggression towards general practitioners

    Hobbs, F. D. Richard

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-56593-132-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence and Health Care Professionals
Authors
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-2863-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-2863-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-56593-132-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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