British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 34, 2004, p.413-435
The paper examines the response of social workers to medical dominance of mental health services in Hong Kong. In response to medical dominance social workers usually underwent a process of medicalisation, which consisted of five stages:
S. Lawoko, J.J.F. Soares and P. Nolan
Work and Stress, Vol. 18, 2004, p.39-55
The article explores workplace violence suffered by psychiatric staff in England and Sweden. In particular it considers the ways in which the work environment contributes to violent incidents, and explores the influence of gender on workers' exposure to violence. Results show that the risk of violence in mental health care is high, and possibly increasing and that those most vulnerable are male nurses and British nurses. The risk of being abused also increased with age, dissatisfaction with the quality of care, and increased physical strain. The article concludes that clinical supervision, team functioning and environmentally friendly settings may help to reduce violence in mental health care.