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June/July 2011 (vol. 08/1)

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Violence at work, Part 1

Part 1: understanding the nature of violence at work

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In the first of this two-part series, Raymond Flannery explores the nature of workplace violence, looks at the settings and occupations at highest risk, its perpetrators, and considers the impact workplace violence can have on the individual employee.

ALTHOUGH the scientific community continues to work towards an exact definition of workplace violence[1], violence at work may be generally considered to….

Dr Raymond Flannery Jr is a licensed clinical psychologist and fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He is associate clinical professor of psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He designed and fielded the Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP), a voluntary, peer-help, crisis-intervention programme for employee victims of violence.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2011 (vol. 08/1) pp18-20

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