Violence risk assessment is a requisite component of mental health treatment adhering to standards of care and ethical and legal requirements necessitates a cogent process for conducting and . Treating violence a guide to risk management in mental health violence risk assessment and management michael coffey rmn msc lecturer in community mental health nursing swansea university swansea south wales uk e mail mjcoffeyswanseaacuk search for more papers by this author michael coffey rmn msc lecturer in community mental health nursing swansea university swansea south wales . In this provocative and controversial account standardised risk assessment is discussed in a critical non technical way with a reminder that nobody can predict the future there is advice for the clinician on when and how to use standardised assessment along with a strong defence of clinical methods topics include research on violence mental health and risk prediction the ethics of . Treating violence deals with the problem of violence by mental health patients studies have established that mental disorders lead to violence in a minority of sufferers this book critically reviews risk assessment methods and summarises the evidence it should be read by anybody working in front line mental health services or criminal justice. Treating violence deals with the problem of violence by mental health patients over the last twenty years violence by the mentally ill has grown from just a peripheral concern to dominate debate about services scientific studies have established beyond reasonable doubt that mental disorders lead to violence in a minority of sufferers whilst a series of homicide inquiries brought the media
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