General practitioners' assessment of risk of violence in their practice: results from a qualitative study.

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dc.contributor.author Magin, P
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.author Joy, E
dc.contributor.author Ireland, M
dc.contributor.author Heaney, S
dc.contributor.author Darab, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:58:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06
dc.identifier.citation Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 2008, 14 (3), pp. 385 - 390
dc.identifier.issn 1356-1294
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15490
dc.description.abstract RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Clinicians' means of stratification of risk of violence has been previously studied in health settings, but not in general practice. This study aimed to investigate the means by which general practitioners (GPs) assess risk of violence in their clinical practice. METHOD: A qualitative design using focus group interviews and written responses on a subsequent questionnaire. Focus group discussions were audiotaped and transcribed. Questionnaires were sent to all members of three Divisions of General Practice offering the opportunity for respondents to make qualitative comments. The focus group transcripts and qualitative questionnaire responses were coded independently by members of the research team and subjected to thematic analysis. The setting was three Urban Divisions of General Practice in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were one hundred and seventy-two urban GPs - 18 participants in four focus groups and 154 GPs providing written responses. RESULTS: Assessment and stratification of risk by GPs conformed to a schema based on the physical environment of the consultation, individual characteristics of the patient, individual characteristics of the doctor, and characteristics of the doctor-patient relationship. Despite this, risk assessment and risk stratification were often on the basis of ad hoc, subjective decision making. An aspect of the ad hoc nature of risk assessment was the pre-eminence afforded 'instinct' or 'intuition' in subjects' responses. CONCLUSION: A schema of factors involved in GPs' assessment of risk of violence is presented. An appreciation of these will be of clinical and policy importance.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00874.x
dc.title General practitioners' assessment of risk of violence in their practice: results from a qualitative study.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 385 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 390 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000255603500004 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Focus Groups
dc.description.keywords Questionnaires
dc.description.keywords Risk Assessment
dc.description.keywords Physicians' Offices
dc.description.keywords Physicians, Family
dc.description.keywords Violence
dc.description.keywords Interviews as Topic
dc.description.keywords New South Wales
dc.description.keywords Qualitative Research
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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