When personal catastrophe hits the workplace

Jones, M. Peggy
November 1998
Behavioral Health Management;Nov/Dec98, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p29
Provides information on workplace violence. Information on one such case which occurred on April 28, 1997; Lessons from the incident; Discussion on ten specific areas of learning that have become important in the development of a comprehensive response to workplace violence.


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