The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP): Common Issues in Fielding a Team

The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP): Common Issues in Fielding a Team Thirty-five years of empirical research have continuously documented the potential negative impact of patient assaults on staff. The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) is a voluntary, peer-help, systems-wide crisis intervention debriefing approach for employee victims of these assaults. ASAP has been associated with providing needed clinical support for victims, declines in violence, and cost-effectiveness in service delivery. A previous paper outlined the basic steps needed to field an ASAP team. This paper continues to address this need by outlining the most commonly encountered ASAP problems and solutions that have evolved in the first eight years of ASAP programs. The implications are discussed. Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP): Common Issues in Fielding a Team

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
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