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Title: Editorial - Stop the shooting: It is time for partnerships between police and mental health nurses
Contributor(s): Usher, Kim  (author)orcid ; Trueman, Scott (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1111/inm.12149
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Abstract: Images of a young girl holding a knife were recently broadcast across television stations in Australia. The story described how Courtney Topic, a 22-year-old woman from the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, was tasered and shot dead by police only 5 min from her family home. Prior to the shooting, Courtney, diagnosed in the past with Asperger's syndrome, left a takeaway restaurant and entered a street where she was pictured holding a soft drink cup in one hand and a large knife in the other. Minutes later, she was dead. Courtney leaves behind devastated parents and three siblings. This occurred on 10 February 2015.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(3), p. 191-192
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-0349
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111714 Mental Health
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
111005 Mental Health Nursing
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420313 Mental health services
420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
420403 Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
920410 Mental Health
920413 Social Structure and Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
200207 Social structure and health
200413 Substance abuse
HERDC Category Description: C4 Letter of Note
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