Reactions to assault

  • Til Wykes
  • Richard Whittington


The first few chapters in this book set out the risks of violence in different groups and for different settings. Much attention has been given to the perpetrators of this violence. Their social and demographic characteristics, diagnoses if any and the sorts of triggers for their acts of violence have been investigated in detail. In contrast, little attention has been given to the victims. This chapter will try to redress the balance by concentrating not on questions of who gets involved or why but on the after effects in the highly trained and dedicated group of workers who sometimes have to suffer in silence.


Traumatic Event Health Care Worker Emotional Processing Intrusive Thought Psychological Reaction 
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