Recently, Rosenbaum noted a rise in the number of patient assaults on staff. He attributed this increase to a lax milieu of impaired structures, boundaries, and leadership. This case study reports on a sharp decline in violence on three lax units in one state mental hospital, when new management fielded initiatives to strengthen the structures and boundaries on these three units. The implications of the findings are discussed.
KeywordsPublic Health Preliminary Data Study Report Sharp Decline Mental Hospital
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