Nearly thirty years of published research has documented the continuing presence of patient assaults on staff. These studies have included the traditional male patient with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and histories of violence and substance use disorder and the newer female, personality-disordered individual. This study reports on a ten-year longitudinal analysis of assaultive patients in one public-sector mental healthcare system during a period which included the national shift toward managed care initiatives. Data were gathered in the context of the Assaulted Staff Action Program, a crisis intervention program for staff victims. Patient assailants in both inpatient and community settings included both the traditional and newer personality-disordered individuals. The majority of assailants were females. Managed care initiatives appeared to have had little impact on type of assailants. Implications for safety and treatment are discussed.
Psychiatric Quarterly – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera