Violence in acute psychiatric wards affects the safety of other patients and the effectiveness of treatment however there is a wide variation in reported rates of violence in acute psychiatric wardsto use meta analysis to estimate the pooled rate of . There is increasing concern about the level of violence within mental healthcare settings in this article i review what is known on this subject discuss the relationship between mental disorder and violence and summarise the different ways to prevent and manage violence. Inpatient psychiatric violence with dr gillian friedman md in this weeks episode of the podcast i interview gillian friedman and was joined by nate hoyt a fourth year medical student. Psychiatric care was provided in closed psychiatric institu tions much of the focus of violence risk assessment was on the risk of release of patients risk of increasing freedom to. Background workplace violence wpv against healthcare workers hcws employed in psychiatric inpatient wards is a serious occupational issue that involves both staff and patients the consequences of wpv may include increased service costs and lower standards of care
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