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Blog Posts of Joel Lashley
Joel Lashley has worked in public safety for over thirty years and, since 1991, has focused on healthcare security. Within healthcare, he has extensive firsthand experience in keeping the peace in hospitals, clinics and residential treatment facilities. Joel is the author of many articles on topics ranging from providing care for people with brain-based disorders and psychiatric challenges, to managing patient prisoners in private healthcare facilities. He is in demand nationwide for his expertise in creating environments of care and clinical relationships that are incompatible with violence, resulting in better and safer working conditions for caregivers and higher customer satisfaction levels for patients. As an award-winning educator and trainer, he has taught his principles for addressing healthcare violence (e.g., seven myths of healthcare violence, Crisis Interventions) to physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, healthcare security staff, social workers, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, residential care workers, and educators. Joel also provides training and consulting to healthcare professional organizations, hospitals and healthcare systems, crisis intervention training companies and law enforcement agencies, all of whom are concerned with the epidemic levels of violence in healthcare.
Fred Rogers Taught Me Everything I Know about Crisis Intervention
The Basketball Coach + The Universal Greeting
If You Didn't Write it down, It Never Happened - Book Excerpt
I Hear You're Upset, But…Redirections - Persuasion Sequence
Is Everything Okay, Doctor? When Word Based Tactics Fail
Treading Water: The American Legacy of Treatment by Incarceration
The challenges of providing care and even for the basic human needs of mentally ill and cognitively disabled people are nothing new. Nor are the many well-meaning attempts to address this difficult and multifaceted problem. Still, in the present age of staggering advances in technology, medicine, physics, and a renewed exploration of space, we are struggling for answers about how best to manage...
Good Doc, Bad Doc - Point of Impact Crisis Intervention
Respond as a Team or React Like a Mob: The importance of training
Everyday, hospital emergency departments (ED) receive patients and visitors experiencing extreme levels of emotional and/or physical trauma, whether it’s at a level one trauma center in Chicago or at a small critical access hospital (CAH) with less than 25 beds in the middle of America’s corn belt.