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Physical injury and workplace assault in UK mental health trusts: An analysis of formal reports

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Physical injury and workplace assault in UK mental health trusts : An analysis of formal reports. / Renwick, Laoise; Lavelle, Mary; Brennan, Geoffrey; Stewart, Duncan; James, Karen; Richardson, Michelle; Williams, Hilary; Price, Owen; Bowers, Len.

In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 25, No. 4, 18.08.2016, p. 355-66.

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Renwick, L, Lavelle, M, Brennan, G, Stewart, D, James, K, Richardson, M, Williams, H, Price, O & Bowers, L 2016, 'Physical injury and workplace assault in UK mental health trusts: An analysis of formal reports', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 355-66. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12201

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Renwick, L., Lavelle, M., Brennan, G., Stewart, D., James, K., Richardson, M., ... Bowers, L. (2016). Physical injury and workplace assault in UK mental health trusts: An analysis of formal reports. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(4), 355-66. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12201

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Renwick L, Lavelle M, Brennan G, Stewart D, James K, Richardson M et al. Physical injury and workplace assault in UK mental health trusts: An analysis of formal reports. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 2016 Aug 18;25(4):355-66. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12201

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Renwick, Laoise ; Lavelle, Mary ; Brennan, Geoffrey ; Stewart, Duncan ; James, Karen ; Richardson, Michelle ; Williams, Hilary ; Price, Owen ; Bowers, Len. / Physical injury and workplace assault in UK mental health trusts : An analysis of formal reports. In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 2016 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 355-66.

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