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Hennepin Healthcare workers demand hospital reduce use of 'medical force' on patients

 

David Joles, Star Tribune

HCMC paramedics moved a person from Augustana Apartments who was having difficulty breathing to a nearby ambulance on Nov. 13, 2020.

A group of doctors, nurses and other staff of Hennepin Healthcare say the hospital system too often resorts to sedating, secluding and physically restraining patients - especially patients of color - who are deemed uncooperative.

Calling these practices dangerous and overused, the coalition of medical workers published a petition demanding hospital leadership audit how often they use "medical force."

They also asked the hospital to stop training law enforcement on "excited delirium" - a controversial diagnosis used to describe dangerously agitated people - which they say is exploited to justify police force.

https://www.startribune.com/hennepin-healthcare-workers-demand-hospital-reduce-use-of-medical-force-on-patients/600060524/

 

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