Nursing the patient who is aggressive

  • Peggy Martin
Part of the The Essentials of Nursing book series (TEON)


Aggression is a normal drive. Much of Man’s aggression is released through his work and leisure activities. Aggression ranges along a continuum from sullen, resentful and hostile behaviour to forms of verbal expression and violent acts involving physical force.


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    Castledine, G., Nursing Mirror, 153, 12, September 16, 1981Google Scholar
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    Folkard, M.S., A Sociological Contribution to the Understanding of Aggression and its Treatment, Netherne Hospital Press, 1957Google Scholar

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© Peggy Martin 1987

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