Care staff attributions for violent incidents involving male and female patients: a field study.

@article{Leggett2003CareSA,
  title={Care staff attributions for violent incidents involving male and female patients: a field study.},
  author={Janice Leggett and Joanne Silvester},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 Pt 4},
  pages={
          393-406
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This article presents a study of naturally occurring attributions recorded by care staff following incidents of restraint in a psychiatric secure unit. The relationship between control for patient, control for staff and behavioural outcomes including use of medication, seclusion and duration of restraint were explored for male and female patients. DESIGN AND METHODS In all, 557 forms documenting incidents of control and restraint, and completed over a four-year period by nurses in… CONTINUE READING

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