Part 2: Practical Tips for Dealing with Distressed and Dangerous Patients

This episode is Part 2 of a two-part conversation with Associate Professor Dr Chris Hogan, addressing how to stay safe in our practices when dealing with agitated, distressed or potentially dangerous patients. In this episode, we explore unexpected violence, practical tips to ensure a safe environment, the difficulties of sedation, and doctor’s self-care.  

This is an important topic that GP registrars are advised to discuss with their supervisors.

Trigger Warning: In this two-part series we discuss some serious episodes of violence in the GP setting. If you have been impacted by violence or threat in any way, please consider getting some help and debriefing with a trusted person.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this Blog, including but not limited to, opinions, statements or perspectives are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of RVTS.


Mental Health Emergencies Summary: Assoc. Prof. Chris Hogan 

LITFL Behavioural Emergency Management  

Business Security Information Kit – Victoria Police 

RACGP: Ensuring your Practice is Safe and Secure: Security 

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