Risk Assessment & Mitigation consulting for Behavioral Health patient environments of care focuses on perceived risk of self-harm, harm to others with regards to weaponization of the built environment and ligature resistance. Risk assessments are more than a task of identification and analysis of potential risks; they should also address the built environment’s effect on the behavioral health patient’s experience or perception of care. Dehumanizing (sterile/ penal), high acoustic and high lighting level environments often created by mitigation measures can trigger or worsen negative behaviors while environments that provide soothing colors, patterns/perceived textures, lower acoustic levels with views to nature, real or artificial, and lighting control can contribute to positive behaviors and encourage recovery.
Risk Assessments for Behavioral Health Patient Environments of Care
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