Threat Assessment Strategies to Mitigate Violence in Healthcare
Henkel, S. (2019). Threat Assessment Strategies to Mitigate Violence in Healthcare. International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation.
The author describes the problem and the related regulatory environment and how staff who specialize in behavioral health, facility security personnel, front-line supervisors, and legal and labor union representatives can work “to create a culture of reporting in order to best detect threats.” This includes collaborative assessment of the threat and determining next steps (management and mitigation), done by level of threat (low, moderate, and high), concluding with ongoing case management.