Nurses Use the Kennedy Axis V to Reduce Violent Behavior
KennedyMD Publishing Newsletter
James Kennedy, MD, Editor
March 1, 2013




The following article addressed the use of the Kennedy Axis V to reduce violent behaviors:


"Kennedy Axis V: Clinimetric Properties Assessed by Mental Health Nurses"


Published in:


International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

December 5, 2012


The following from the Abstract gives a brief overview of the article:


"... When the Kennedy Axis V is accompanied by a solid implementation strategy in adult mental health care, the instrument can be used for short-term risk assessment and thereby contribute in efforts to reduce violence, suicide, self-harm, severe self-neglect, and enhanced objectivity in clinical decision-making."


 Click Here to View the Full Abstract and Article


This Article Builds on a BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY Article



This Article in the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing builds on a treatment approach introduced in the December 20, 2011 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry. This approach was summarized in the January 1, 2012 KennedyMD Publishing Newsletter entitled:


"Restraint and Seclusion Reduced by K Axis Use"


This January 1, 2012 Newsletter highlights this new approach which uses the Kennedy Axis V to guide treatment for violent patients:


"In other words, the use of structured risk assessment tools, including the Kennedy Axis V, might help to reduce violence and the associated clinical interventions [seclusion and restraint] in psychiatric wards."



Click Here to View the January 1, 2012 KennedyMD Publishing Newsletter


We would appreciate feedback on this Newsletter. We would be especially interested in any experience that nurses may have had using the K Axis in clinical settings.

Click on "Reply" to this email to submit your Letter to the Editor. You may also send your email separately to Dr. Kennedy at:

Best Wishes,
The Staff at KennedyMD Consulting/KennedyMD Publishing

Please forward this Newsletter to Mental Health clinicians who may want to request a free subscription to the KennedyMD Publishing Newsletter. We are especially interested in adding Psychiatric Nurses to our Mailing List.

Join Our Mailing List