*Corresponding author:Isaak V, The Division of Public Administration and Policy, School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
Received: November 20, 2018; Published: December 12, 2018
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Background: This study explores an intervention program aims to reduce the employees’ risk of injury due to patient violence in forensic psychiatric hospital.
Method: The safety intervention program that consisted of a three days’ workshop was conducted in the maximum - security ward of a psychiatric hospital in Israel. The study examines the effect of the intervention program over a period of ten years in four wards.
Results: Analysis of the data demonstrates that the intervention program along with the training had a long-term effect, reducing both the number of violent incidents and the number of actual employee injuries in forensic psychiatric hospital.
Conclusion: We conclude that although such an intervention program is essential for the employees’ wellbeing, it changes the traditional role of nursing care, and an alternative program should be conducted.
Keywords :Violence at Work; Intervention Program; Care and Control Behaviour; Public Sector Mental Healthcare
Abbreviations : OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; MHC: Maximum-Security Unit; IDF: Israeli Défense Force; CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy GroupsIntroduction| Method| Sample and Procedure| Research Variables| Results| Conclusion| References|