Responding to Agitation and Aggression in Healthcare

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Lecture Overview

Sadly, aggression and workplace violence are inevitable aspects of healthcare that significantly impact staff and patient wellbeing. However, as Associate Professor and mental health nurse practitioner Tim Wand discusses in this lecture, there are many ways that healthcare staff can work to reduce and circumvent the escalation of these behaviours.


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Tim Wand is an Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner in mental health with the University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District. His role combines clinical, teaching and research activities. Tim has extensive experience in emergency mental health and has published multiple research papers in this field. He has a particular interest in psychotherapeutic approaches for responding to people in states of acute agitation or distress.
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First Published03 April 2023
Updated03 April 2023
03 April 2025
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Mental Health