Perpetrator characteristics: Profiling traits of violent and aggressive behaviour in A&E

Report
11/10/2011

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Inside you will find

  • Six perpetrator profiles that outline characteristic traits that may lead to violent and aggressive behaviour in A&E.

This will interest

  • NHS staff and frontline clinicians who encounter challenging patient behaviour
  • Designers and others with an interest in improving hospital environments

Our research identifies six sets of characteristics displayed by individuals who become violent and aggressive in A&E.

Ethnographic research teams conducted several hundred hours of interviews with a wide range of NHS staff and relevant experts, as well as patients and their friends and family. This report outlines the findings from this research and identifies six sets of perpetrator characteristics, highlighting the diversity of individuals who become violent and aggressive in A&E. 

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