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Table 8 Top priority areas for education in violence management (n = 999)

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

Best practice in managing violence & aggression 220 11%
Preventing violence 218 11%
Aetiology, triggers for violence & aggression 182 9%
Environment & staff influence on violence & aggression 150 8%
Risk Assessment 117 6%
Strategic Management of violence 99 6%
staff in-service training and effectiveness 92 5%
staff attitudes to violence and coping skills 92 5%
De-escalation and Breakaway 84 4%
Incidence/prevalence/statistics 72 4%
Staffing and skill mix 63 3%
Pharmacotherapy 61 3%
Service user experience/involvement 56 3%
Substance abuse and violence 65 3%
Effects of violence on staff/clients 44 2%
Debriefing and aftermath of violence 50 2%
Staff-Patient relationships 42 2%
Diagnosis and violence 33 2%
Other: Communication; teamwork; legislation and policy; economics costs; ethics and rights; ethnicity; elderly and children aggression, safety and security, mechanical restraint, managing violence in community care 150 8%
Non category/unclear 64 3%
Total 1954 100%