The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) and Declines in Rates of Assault: Mixed Replicated Findings

The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) and Declines in Rates of Assault: Mixed Replicated... The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) is a crisis intervention program that has been associated with providing both needed support for employee victims of patient assault and declines in rates of assaults in traditional state hospital and community mental health settings. This study examined the possible role of ASAP and declines in rates of assault in three community-based services impacted by privatization and managed care approaches: community residences, an acute care rural community mental health center, and an urban intermediate/extended care facility. ASAP was associated with a statistically significant decline in the rate of assault in the intermediate/extended care facility. The community residence program was not a true test because of structural issues associated with managed care. The community mental health center appeared to be a true failed replication. The extended care facility's decline in the rate of assault was interrupted by the aftermath of one serious clinical incident during one month and then continued to decline. The implications are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) and Declines in Rates of Assault: Mixed Replicated Findings

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/the-assaulted-staff-action-program-asap-and-declines-in-rates-of-F6f9C5of4Z
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1004680504051
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) is a crisis intervention program that has been associated with providing both needed support for employee victims of patient assault and declines in rates of assaults in traditional state hospital and community mental health settings. This study examined the possible role of ASAP and declines in rates of assault in three community-based services impacted by privatization and managed care approaches: community residences, an acute care rural community mental health center, and an urban intermediate/extended care facility. ASAP was associated with a statistically significant decline in the rate of assault in the intermediate/extended care facility. The community residence program was not a true test because of structural issues associated with managed care. The community mental health center appeared to be a true failed replication. The extended care facility's decline in the rate of assault was interrupted by the aftermath of one serious clinical incident during one month and then continued to decline. The implications are discussed.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 9, 2004

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off