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Table 6 The greatest challenges for mental health professionals in managing violence

From: A descriptive survey study of violence management and priorities among psychiatric staff in mental health services, across seventeen european countries

Staff Management staffing and Team work 400 14%
Competence 301 10%
Safety Protecting Staff & patients 266 9%
Education & training 199 7%
Management Support 185 6%
Risk assessment 170 6%
Coping, Fear & Abuse 161 6%
Preventing Violence & Violence Culture 137 5%
Clear Policy; Procedure & Protocol 131 5%
Physical Environmental/beds/facilities 107 4%
Reducing coercion 79 3%
De-escalation 78 3%
Ethical/Legal/Judiciary/Police Role 85 3%
Debriefing 68 2%
Alcohol and Drugs 60 2%
Other: Providing care; Funding and resources; Stigma; Seriously ill patients; Dementia. 170 6%
Non category/unclear 298 10%