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Aggressive behaviour in the high-secure forensic setting: the perceptions of patients.

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Twenty-seven patients undergoing treatment in a high-secure forensic facility participated in focus group interviews to elicit their perceptions of (1) the factors leading to aggressive behaviour; and (2) strategies to reduce the risk of such behaviour. The focus group interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and analysed using content analysis. The participants identified that a combination of patient, staff and environmental factors contributed to violence in the study wards. The cause of ag...

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Journal:
Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-25
Publication date:
2006-02-01
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EISSN:
1365-2850
ISSN:
1351-0126
Source identifiers:
248036

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