© 1999

Aggression and Violence

Approaches to Effective Management

  • John Turnbull
  • Brodie Paterson


  • A timely examination of an area of growing concern in today's heath service
    Works from researchbased information to practical advice

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Turnbull, Brodie Paterson
    Pages 1-7
  3. John Turnbull
    Pages 8-30
  4. Brodie Paterson, Cheryl Tringham
    Pages 52-78
  5. Rob Wondrak
    Pages 79-94
  6. Brodie Paterson, David Leadbetter
    Pages 124-147
  7. John Turnbull
    Pages 195-220
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-230

About this book


Aggression and violence directed towards staff in the caring services is a growing problem, and one that is receiving increasing attention. Despite the interest and concern, few successful approaches to the subject have been devised, leaving the majority of staff feeling vulnerable. This book addresses the issue of violence from a theoretical, organisational, legal and practice perspective in order to provide a framework for future practice in this area. Particular attention is paid to the provision of support for victims.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Turnbull
    • 1
  • Brodie Paterson
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS TrustUK
  2. 2.Department of Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity of StirlingUK

About the editors

JOHN TURNBULL is Director of Nursing at Oxfordshire Learning Disability Health Trust. He has extensive experience as a practitioner, researcher and manager in the field of Learning Disability and has published widely on a range of topics. His previous post was that of Nursing Officer at the Department of Health.

BRODIE PATERSON is a Lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Stirling. An experienced teacher and practitioner, he has been involved for many years in research, publication and practice development in the field of managing aggression and violence.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Aggression and Violence
  • Book Subtitle Approaches to Effective Management
  • Authors Brodie Paterson
    John Turnbull
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62251-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13577-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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