psychiatry

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Nov 8 '17 10:20

Violence against psychiatry staff often ends up unpunished, and employees also rarely press charges after being attacked by a patient, according to a study by the Vrije Universiteit. "In practice, the patient has license to use violence against staff", researcher Joke Harte said to the Volkskrant.

Annually between 30 and 40 percent of employees in psychiatric institutions are victims of physical violence from patients, according to the study. According to Harte, this goes further than employees getting a few punches when they have to transfer patients to separate rooms.

Doctor
Feb 23 '15 18:06

Hundreds of psychiatrists and psychotherapists are refusing to sign contracts with health insurance providers because of their alleged interference with practices and treatment, the Volkskrant reported.

Jan 10 '15 15:22

Police in Breda believe they have identified the mother of a dead newborn child found at an apartment building. The baby boy was found in a garbage bag on the landing in front of a flat on December 30.

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