Exploring the Ten-Point Plan to Address Violence – Point 3 – Include patients and their families in care planning 

28 August 2019

Including families in the development of patient care plans can help to identify at-risk behaviours, triggers and how to manage the behaviour. With that in mind, any plan to address violence and aggression should include:

  • Developing Patient Care Plans in partnership with a patient and their family to identify care priorities, particularly if a high-risk of aggression or violence is identified .
  • Developing management plans to identify triggers for aggression or violence with plan to manage the behaviour.
  • Involving family members to ensure clear standards of behaviour are met.