Modifying the behavior of the violent patient

  title={Modifying the behavior of the violent patient},
  author={Gordon G. Ball},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
Different behavioral techniques are briefly described for treating the violent patient in a hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on doing a careful assessment of the situation and behavior before attempting a behavioral intervention. It is also emphasized that all staff members involved be adequately trained, otherwise the procedures tend to fail. Techniques include strategies for changing the environment, as well as using relaxation procedures, systematic desensitization, differential… CONTINUE READING