Show Summary Details
Page of

Hostility 

Hostility
Chapter:
Hostility
Author(s):

Tom Burns

, and Mike Firn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754237.003.0012
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 October 2019

This chapter discusses the politics, incidence, assessment, and management of challenging, hostile, and violent behaviour from the perspective of practising community outreach with people with more severe and enduring mental health problems. As a way of establishing risk factors, data are presented on incidence of hostility in both community and inpatient settings along with the research evidence on associations between severe mental illnesses, such as psychosis, substance misuse, and violence. Methods and frameworks for risk assessment are presented and critiqued. Risk management techniques with individuals are demonstrated and illustrated through case studies. Community team training, policies, procedures, support, and supervision are presented as examples of best practice.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.