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NURSES’ KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING ON THE MANAGEMENT OF AGGRESSION IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

Aggression is a public health issue, irrespective of age, class, level of education and place. Its attribution to mental health care setting makes focus in mental health paramount. Aggression is eminent in mental health care settings and professionals have been accused of poor method of aggression management. Study shows that nurses have the highest risk of being prone to aggression and are three times more likely to experience aggression than any other healthcare worker hence the need for knowledge and training. The cause of aggression in mental health care settings is unknown but some authors believed that the level of knowledge on the mode of aggression management in relation to controlling the patients among nurses is low. Studies have also established the need for specialized training for psychiatric nurses on aggression management and a change in approach that will result in reduction of the high rates of aggression. Thus, this review discusses the nurses’ knowledge and training about the concept of aggression and its management in mental health care settings.

  • Oyelade | O. | O. | yemilad13@gmail.com | 08076580198 , Mobolaji-Olajide | O. | M | funmilolabolaji2010@gmail.com | +234803924162
  • : Knowledge, Aggression, Mental Health Care
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