Hi All, Please read this article, entitled “Cops Are Illegally Detaining and Hurting Mental Health Patients.” It raises very important issues with which I’ve personally witnessed health systems struggle for years. This article highlights the very important subject of how to manage behavioral health patients (really any patient who exhibits volatility or violence) with available hospital resources. And what exactly are the most fitting resources … Continue reading The Challenges with Law Enforcement Management of Hospital Behavioral Health Patients
Here I share an article, with some minor changes, that I initially published on LinkedIn. See this important video of a Law Enforcement Officer assaulting a hospital patient. Click here for the article/video. The important topics of ethical intervention and bystander mobilization are made obvious in the video footage, specifically, by their conspicuous absence. Note how the video came from one Police Officer who was … Continue reading Ethical Intervention & Bystander Mobilization for Protection Professionals
Treating all persons with dignity and respect is the fundamental ethic of relating to, and behaving toward, other human beings (and indeed all life). It is also the foundational principle of procedural justice, that is, how Law Enforcement relates to the public it serves, how the quality of this interaction shapes how the public views Law Enforcement, and how the public (more) willingly obeys the … Continue reading Dignity, Respect & Procedural Justice
Salt Lake City Police are now trying to shore up the damage done by Detective Jeff Payne after he wrongfully interfered with nurse, Alex Wubbels, by handcuffing her and placing her in a patrol car as she attempted to care for her patient. Go here for a good article in which there is a useful video to watch of the “arrest” of Wubbels. This has … Continue reading Hypervigilance & Ethical Intervention with a Utah Nurse
Hi All, In my last post, I shared the valuable experience of going through the Active Killer Defense training workshop at the Fit to Fight training center in Charlotte, NC. I received several responses to that post. Some of the responses against this kind of training included: The skills are perishable and, for normal people who don’t frequently train, a one-time event may not have that much … Continue reading Where is the “Fight” in Active Assailant Response?
Hi All, Please see this post over at the Vistelar blog. It references a Radio Health Journal audio post regarding violence against healthcare workers. I have worked in law enforcement, and then later, in healthcare security management. I have seen the atmosphere in hospitals change dramatically in the last approximate 5 years. At one time, violence in a hospital was relatively rare. People treated hospitals … Continue reading Violence Against Healthcare Workers