There are cases when nurses, therapists, or other hospital workers are not able to control the behaviors of their patients. At the same time, they have to consider the rules and standards defined by the local health care acts to react ethically properly and control all kinds of emotions that can take place. The article chosen for the analysis explains how nurses and doctors have to behave in the most difficult situations regarding the conditions described in the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 also known as the Baker Act (Avitzur, 2010).
The main goal of the article is to explain how psychiatrists, nurses, and other workers can avoid the risks connected with the unstable mental conditions of their patients and remember and use the main principles of the Baker Act. The author of the article underlines the importance to have a kind of backup plan to be used in an emergency when someone’s life is at risk.
It is hard to control emotions and make the correct solutions at once. Still, it is never too late to train, improve knowledge, and find practical applications to the theoretical knowledge gained. The article helps to understand that people can face a variety of challenges in their professional and personal lives. Still, they should never forget about the rules, legal and ethical principles that help to choose the most appropriate solution within a short period.
The author of the article concludes that the consideration of the Baker Act’s basics does help in particular situations. The violence of patients can vary, and even the most professional APNs or psychiatrists cannot be ready for its outcomes.
Avitzur, O. (2010). In practice: What to do when patients become violent. Neurology Today, 10(22), 8-9. Web.