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The nature and causes of violent incidents in intensive-care settings

Terry Ferns, BSc (Hons), PGDE, RN.Lecturer Practitioner, University of Greenwich/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London; he was formerly part of the Staff Development Team, Adult Intensive Care, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust, LondonThis paper reports on a study into the incidence, nature and causes of physical violence experienced by nurses working in intensive-care environments.

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