Family Involvement in Managing Violence of Mental Health Patients

Raija Kontio, Tella Lantta, Minna Anttila, Kaisa Kauppi, Maritta Anneli Vaelimaeki

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Design and Methods: Qualitative design with focus groups including relatives (n = 8) was carried out. Data were analyzed using inductive content analysis. Findings: The relatives described patient violence in different contexts: at home, in a psychiatric hospital, and after discharge from the psychiatric hospital. They suggested interventions to achieve safer and more humane management of violent episodes. Practice Implications: Relatives are a valuable source of information in developing strategies to manage patient violence humanely. Their views on developing the quality of psychiatric care merit more attention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Focus group
  • mental illness
  • psychiatric hospital
  • relative
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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