Reference : V-P-PK-E-01388
Date : 09/2016
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Caption : Karachi, Jinnah postgraduate medical center. ICRC training on the de-escalation of violence for the medical staff.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, “Trainings on de-escalation of violence at healthcare facilities”, 22 March 2017

“The ICRC along with its partners conducted a detailed research study on the patterns of violence against healthcare in Karachi.
One of the findings of the report was that the hospital staff lack proper training on dealing with situations becoming violent or having the potential to get violent. Following the recommendations of the study, a number of initiatives have been taken in Karachi under Healthcare in Danger Project including the training of medical staff on de-escalation of violence at healthcare facilities and caring for the victims of such violence.
Special training manuals and case studies have been developed in both Urdu and English languages. In 2016, the manuals were tested by organizing 32 trainings in which 456 health professionals including doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers & other paramedical staff from various hospitals of Karachi participated. In 2017, these trainings are being conducted on regular basis in Karachi. The training material also include a curriculum on prevention and management of violence in healthcare settings for medical college students.
The teaching materials, including teachers' manual, students' handbook, videos and presentations were tested on two groups of house job officers at Karachi's Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
We seek to promote the training material widely in order to encourage hospitals, medical colleges and other health related organizations to conduct such trainings for medical staff and students at a more localized but on a larger scale across Pakistan.”
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