This presentation examines the details of 33 cases of mental health workers who were victims of homicidal attacks by patients in the United States. The presentation will examine characteristics of the homicides and perpetrators, as well as discussion of safety protocol recommendations for mental health workers.
**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Summarize the literature on violence towards mental health workers
- Recognize the characteristics of homicides of mental health workers
- List recommendations for the prevention of violence towards mental health workers
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Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: February 1, 2020
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- Michael B. Knable, D.O., Sylvan C. Herman Foundation. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Jai Gandhi M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Claire Van Wagner, Membership Development Coordinator, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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