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Good Practice in Working with Violence

Good Practice in Working with Violence

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Jacki Pritchard

Part of the Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice series

Quick Overview

This book is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and skills required for good practice in assessing and managing violence. Drawing on experiences from contributors from a range of backgrounds, the books discusses the challenges involved in working with violence and its effects.
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Paperback / softback
1999, 9.09in x 6.38in / 231mm x 162mm, 280pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-641-6
$39.95

Description

Good Practice with Violence is part of a series of volumes devoted to establishing sound guidelines and models for mental health workers. The concept on which the series is based , and which is well executed in this book, is that good practice should be clearly linked to a research framework. The design of the book is to present a clear theoretical and research review in each chapter followed by practice suggestions or a model arising from the research considerations. Although designed with a broad range of practitioners in mind,

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This book is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and skills required for good practice in assessing and managing violence. Drawing on experiences from contributors from a range of backgrounds, the books discusses the challenges involved in working with violence and its effects.

Violent crime, unlike other criminal activities, is on the increase, and is of growing media and public concern. Approaching the issue from a practitioner's viewpoint, Good Practice in Working with Violence focuses on working with perpetrators of violence that has resulted in both physical and psychological harm. Drawing on the experiences of contributors from a range of backgrounds, the book discusses the challenges involved in working with violence and its effects, including:

* the assessment of violent persons and the extent to which violent behaviours can be predicted

* the production of reliable assessment methods for use in the field

* the moral and ethical issues presented by such assessments

* the extent to which violent behaviours can be successfully managed in the community or institutions

* the most effective intervention techniques for work with perpetrators of violence

* multi-agency responses to violent offenders

* training

* roles and responsibilities

* the issue of public protection.

Relevant for a variety of practice settings, Good Practice in Working with Violence is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and skills required for good practice in assessing and managing violence.

Reviews

'The title conveys exactly the content of the book, with the main thrust concerning good practices for working with violence in health and welfare. All 13 chapters, written by different authors, are absorbing and well-referenced... There is a welcome focus on multi-disciplinary team-working, which cements the book's underlying message that violence should be explored within an interprofessional context. Most certainly, this is important reading for health, social and probation service professionals, managers and students.'
- Nursing Ethics

'The book covers both adults and children, both genders and different cultures, which gives the reader a very wide area to learn form. It should attract a vast readership amongst all health care professionals providing both primary and secondary care. In this very complex topic, the authors outlined interesting case histories. Some of the facts were alarming, which highlighted that as an A&E nurse, my knowledge of this area was very limited... It supplied an in-depth information with sound research and literature searches with a list of eminent contributors. The lists of further reading and references at the end of each chapter are useful methods to assist students interested in further researching this topic.'
- Accident and Emergency Nursing