Recommendation ID

Advance statements and decisions:- What forms of management of violence and aggression do service users prefer and do advance statements and decisions have an important role in management and prevention?

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Why this is important:- There are widely differing opinions among service users about the best way of managing violence and decisions are often made according to personal preference. Advance statements and decisions are not widely used, although they might have an important role in management and prevention.
The question could be answered by randomising people who are at risk of becoming violent or who have demonstrated repeated violence into 2 groups: a control group with no advance statements and decisions, and a group who make advance statements and decisions indicating the forms of management they prefer and those they do not want. The subsequent frequency of violent episodes and their outcomes could then be compared.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings
Date issued
May 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No