Security procedures in a psychiatric emergency service.

@article{Bell1981SecurityPI,
  title={Security procedures in a psychiatric emergency service.},
  author={Carl Compton Bell and J M Palmer},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={1981},
  volume={73 9},
  pages={835-42}
}
The issue of violence in the mental health setting has recently begun to gain attention in the literature. As there is not enough research on this issue to draw conclusions as to the frequency of violence in mental health settings, there is a need to gather empirical data on the frequency of violence in various settings and to investigate the causes and management of this phenomenon. This article seeks to assess the prevalence of violence and potential violence in an inner-city psychiatric… CONTINUE READING