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Workplace violence: hostage situations in the healthcare setting.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of healthcare protection management : publication of the International Association for Hospital Security
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
2
Pages
32–44
Identifiers
PMID: 10182058
Source
Medline

Abstract

With hostage situations and workplace violence on the rise in healthcare facilities, healthcare administrators and security professionals must work towards combating and defending against these acts. The author discusses these hostage situations, their causes, contributing factors, locations where they occur, and strategies to prevent hostage and other violent situations. He provides guidelines on establishing a hostage plan and tips on surviving a hostage situation.

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