Article on triggers and signs of impending patient violence

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by gcvmom, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Although this article is written for clinicians, I feel that it can be helpful for ANYONE who deals with someone who is prone to violence or agitation that could lead to violence -- for many of us, life with a difficult child inevitably brings us to this crossroads. Knowing how to recognize the signs and triggers, and have the tools to either avoid or de-escalate potentially violent situations can only help us.
  2. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not


    Unfortunately, parents cannot always give themselves the "outs" that are recommended...
  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Very interesting. I would agree, that pacing is one good indicator of anxiety. However, there are so many instances when you cannot see the person ramp up and they just spring on you. I think that personal questions that imply misdeeds are obviously going to be met by anger and agitation. But that's the dr's job ... to ask those questions with-o making the pt ramp up.
    Anyway, all very interesting.

    I am certainly more aware of my cell ph and doors now that I have difficult child.