This is a compilation of articles from Hospital and Community Psychiatry on the management of the violent patient.
Foreword. The violent patient: a strategy for management and diagnosis. Toward a rational pharmacotherapy for agressing and violent behavior. Training for battle: thoughts on managing aggressive patients. Preventing assaults on psychiatric inpatient ward. Training personnel in the prevention and management of violent behavior. Assaults and injuries among staff with and without training in aggression control techniques. A rating scale for reporting violence on psychiatric wards. Seclusion and restraint: a review for assault. Prosecuting psychiatric patients for assault. Effects os a weapon screening procedure in a psychiatric emergency room. Helping the employes victim of violence in hospitals. When psychiatrists are liable: risk mangement and violent patients. Unforeseeable liability for patients' violent acts.