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by Dr Clodagh
Commane, Dr Fiona
Toal, Professor Paul
Mullen and Professor James Ogloff
Last updated: March 2019
This module provides an
introduction to the topic of violence risk assessment and
management within psychiatry.
First, we outline some of the evidence which demonstrates a
clear association between mental illness and an increased risk of
We then look at the risk factors for violence and
discuss risk assessment tools. Finally, we outline recommendations
for managing the risk of violence in people with mental
We also cover the debates and controversy which have animated
this area of psychiatry.
Video interview is used to present some of the information.
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