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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 15

Employee Involvement and Security Awareness

Abstract

The strategy of preventing crime is a key concept of the healthcare protection system. Involvement and participation of employees in security awareness activities can be one of the most cost-effective components of the healthcare protection program. The protection level of a medical care facility is directly related to the extent to which employees participate in the security effort. A primary function of any protection system is to educate, stimulate, and motivate the first-line protection resource: employees, physicians and volunteers. Using input from the healthcare staff, physicians, visitors, and patients, an employee involved security awareness program adds eyes and ears to the ...

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