Abuse of patients: what you can do to help end bad practice
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Abuse of patients: what you can do to help end bad practice

Nick Evans Health journalist

Advice for nurses on reporting concerns and abusive practices, whether in forensic, assessment and treatment units or other care settings, and the support available

Poor care has been back in the spotlight following two TV exposés. Undercover filming by the BBC Panorama programme highlighted alleged verbal and physical abuse of patients at the Edenfield Centre, a secure mental health unit in Greater Manchester. This was followed by a Channel 4 Dispatches programme investigation into care at acute mental health wards at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Mental Health Practice. 26, 2, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/mhp.26.2.6.s2

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