Workplace Violence In Mental And General Healthcare Settings

Workplace Violence In Mental And General Healthcare Settings

by Michael R. Privitera
     
 
The American Psychiatric Foundation Manfred Guttmacher Award Winner for 2012.

Workplace Violence in Mental and General Health Settings provides clinicians, health care administrators, law enforcement professionals and educators with an easily accessible, cross-disciplinary approach to preventing and controlling violence in the workplace. This book condenses the vast

Overview

The American Psychiatric Foundation Manfred Guttmacher Award Winner for 2012.

Workplace Violence in Mental and General Health Settings provides clinicians, health care administrators, law enforcement professionals and educators with an easily accessible, cross-disciplinary approach to preventing and controlling violence in the workplace. This book condenses the vast literature available on workplace violence and renders it operational—allowing readers to rapidly digest important concepts and put them into action in real-world settings.

Workplace Violence in Mental and General Health Settings draws on knowledge from fields beyond medicine to provide a comprehensive resource on everything from organizational and emergency room violence to self-defense techniques for the health care professional. More than any other, this book guides the reader from theory to practical application of prevention and management methods in the workplace.

Key Features:

- An explanation of violence terminology to enhance readability
- New information on how workplace violence affects quality of care
- Steps to manage high-volume emergency room violence
- Specific training protocol to prevent workplace violence
- A free CD-Rom containing sample workplace violence guidelines, powerpoints, internet links and more

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: Compiled by numerous authors from diverse fields with varied clinical experience related to workplace violence, this book focuses mainly on violence occurring in medical settings, whether against staff or patients.
Purpose: Despite the accumulation of information regarding violent acts in clinical settings, there have been few attempts to compile this data and use it productively as a means to determine methods of preventing future acts. This book attempts to fill this void and begin to answer these questions.
Audience: The book is directed at "clinicians, administrators, security services, law enforcement, judiciary, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and other businesses that interact with the healthcare system," since each of these groups has a vested interest in educating their personnel about workplace violence in healthcare settings.
Features: Divided into three sections (general issues, workplace violence in healthcare settings, and social policy discussions), this book attempts to combine research and clinical knowledge in a manageable format. It includes some figures, charts, diagrams, and tables, though it is mainly text. A CD-Rom that accompanies the book provides a PowerPoint presentation as well as sample policies in dealing with workplace violence and a violence survey.
Assessment: This book is relatively unique in its approach to educate readers about violence in healthcare settings. It is well documented and researched, but those searching for a systematic manner in which to assess the potential for violence (i.e. use of risk factors, etc.) will be disappointed. This book is meant to be more informative and less directive, and the editor insists "the approaches taken in this book should be taken as operationally helpful, as well as being a work in progress." The CD-ROM has useful information, and the PowerPoint could be adapted for additional needs. Overall, this is a reasonable book that some will find useful.
Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD(University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: Compiled by numerous authors from diverse fields with varied clinical experience related to workplace violence, this book focuses mainly on violence occurring in medical settings, whether against staff or patients.
Purpose: Despite the accumulation of information regarding violent acts in clinical settings, there have been few attempts to compile this data and use it productively as a means to determine methods of preventing future acts. This book attempts to fill this void and begin to answer these questions.
Audience: The book is directed at "clinicians, administrators, security services, law enforcement, judiciary, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and other businesses that interact with the healthcare system," since each of these groups has a vested interest in educating their personnel about workplace violence in healthcare settings.
Features: Divided into three sections (general issues, workplace violence in healthcare settings, and social policy discussions), this book attempts to combine research and clinical knowledge in a manageable format. It includes some figures, charts, diagrams, and tables, though it is mainly text. A CD-Rom that accompanies the book provides a PowerPoint presentation as well as sample policies in dealing with workplace violence and a violence survey.
Assessment: This book is relatively unique in its approach to educate readers about violence in healthcare settings. It is well documented and researched, but those searching for a systematic manner in which to assess the potential for violence (i.e. use of risk factors, etc.) will be disappointed. This book is meant to be more informative and less directive, and the editor insists "the approaches taken in this book should be taken as operationally helpful, as well as being a work in progress." The CD-ROM has useful information, and the PowerPoint could be adapted for additional needs. Overall, this is a reasonable book that some will find useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763779344
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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