Perils in Practice
Perils in Practice
The Prevention of Violence Against Healthcare Professionals
Published by ThinkMines Media
Subject(s): Healthcare
ISBN 9789395264204
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  Pages 138

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Perils in Practice: The Prevention of Violence Against Healthcare Professionals aims to empower healthcare professionals in facing the challenges of aggressive, violent and destructive behaviour at clinics and hospitals. This book is the result of extensive and detailed analysis by experts across the country from different fields – medical, legal, policymaking, law enforcement, communication, media and the community at large.

It examines the value of effective communication, self-regulation and ethics, the legal framework, policy changes, the regulator’s perspective and the role of the media. It provides guidance on the protection of healthcare workers, including safety measures in healthcare facilities, the power of networking and the importance of law enforcement. The book will also sensitise the general public on the fallout of these events and the subsequent loss to the healthcare delivery system and to society.

Dr. Alexander Thomas is the President of AHPI, former President of the Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), and Founder-President and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO). He has effected far-reaching policy changes within the healthcare landscape at the national and the State level, pioneered numerous training initiatives and received several awards for his contributions to the healthcare sector. His recent publications on issues affecting the health sector include books on communication, climate change, ethics and law, technology, healthcare quality, and white papers submitted to the Government of India. He was awarded the Waterfalls Global Award 2022 by the Government of the UAE for exceptional contributions to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh is the President of the Indian Medical Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Specialties, a Fellow of the IMA College of General Practitioners, a practicing general surgeon and teacher. He is a permanent member of the National Medical Commission, a past member of the Medical Council of India, and current Registrar of the Bihar Medical Council. He has numerous publications to his credit in national and international journals. Renowned and commended nationally and internationally for his effective organisation of relief activities and mass immunisation programmes, he has won several awards including the Dr. B. C. Roy National Award (2017) for outstanding service in the field of socio-medical relief.
Divya Alexander has 15 years of expertise in health and public policy research, having drawn up policy recommendations and drafted healthcare legislation through her work with AHPI, UNFPA and Amnesty International USA. She provided technical expertise for the development of the Karnataka State Public Health Policy, the Committee for SDG Goal 3 (Health) to the Government of Karnataka, and projects for the World Bank, UNDP and UN Women. She has co-edited three books and several papers for the health sector on communication, climate change and policy. She read for her Master’s degree at the University of Oxford as a Commonwealth Scholar and is a gold medalist from Bangalore University (Mount Carmel College), India.
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