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Mental Illness and Violence

Sabella, Donna PhD, MEd, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000441797.87441.c9
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Abstract

How can nurses identify and address signs of potential violence in their patients?

In Brief

This article describes how nurses can identify and address signs and symptoms of potential violence in their patients.

Author Information

Donna Sabella is a mental health nurse and assistant clinical professor and director of global studies at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia. She also coordinates Mental Health Matters: ds842@drexel.edu. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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