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Using Antiracism and Diversity Principles When Approaching Potentially Violent Patients in the Emergency Room

September 3, 2021

Dr. John RozelJack Rozel, MD, presented “How Antiracism and Diversity Help in the Management of Violence Risk” at the 11th Annual Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference presented by the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry

In this audio presentation, Dr. Jack Rozel discusses the importance of recognizing racism and privilege in medicine, how diverse teams improve the care and the assessment of patients, and how diverse teams improve resilience after adverse events. Dr. Rozel also reviews how resolve Crisis Services works with law enforcement to better help those having psychiatric emergencies. 

About Dr. Rozel

Dr. Rozel is medical director of resolve Crisis Services, associate professor of psychiatry, and adjunct professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously served as president of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. 

About resolve Crisis Services

resolve Crisis Services is a partnership between Allegheny County and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. It provides crisis counseling and support, referrals, and intervention services for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all Allegheny County residents.

In addition to phone counseling, resolve Crisis Services offers a mobile crisis unit to assist patients who are homebound or feel safer in their typical surroundings. The mobile team offers wellness checkups and aids law enforcement with volatile, non-criminal cases. 

Learn more about resolve Crisis Services from Dr. Rozel in this episode of Psychiatry Advances