Supporting hospital staff to manage aggressive patient behaviour: A randomized controlled trial

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Lesley Wiesenfeld
Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

Mavis Afriyie-Boateng
Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

Carla Loftus
Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

As in many other hospitals, staff at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital were experiencing high rates of workplace violence. In response, a multidisciplinary team developed a program to standardize practices for identifying and managing patients with aggressive behaviour. Given the dearth of evaluation studies on this type of workplace intervention, the team also set up a randomized controlled study to examine the program's effectiveness. They share results in this IWH Speaker Series presentation.
 

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