Taser use on father stuns some experts

October 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Oct2007, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p113
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Police officers at a hospital in Texas used a stun gun to subdue an agitated father who was attempting to leave the hospital with his infant. The incident has raised questions about whether the use of force was appropriate. • Security experts suggest there may have been alternatives to try before using force. • Because the man was the child's father, the hospital may not have been empowered to stop him from leaving. • The action was taken by Houston police officers, not hospital security guards, which could explain their decision making.


Related Articles

  • TREATMENT FACILITIES & HOSPITALS.  // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);2009 Book of Lists, p90 

    A list of the top treatment facilities and hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2009 ranked based on the number of local employees is presented, including the University of Medical Center, Sunrise Hospital and Saint Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena.

  • Quality assessment and improvement: what radiologists do and think. Deitch, C.H.; Chan, W.C.; Sunshine, J.H.; Zinninger, M.D.; Cascade, P.N. // Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Mar1995, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p51 

    No abstract available.

  • Preparing For A Hospital Surgical Procedure. Spencer, Anne H. // Subconsciously Speaking;Mar/Apr1997, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p3 

    No abstract available.

  • Linkages. J.A.; J.G. // AHA News;05/06/96, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p4 

    Reports on deals among hospitals in the United States. Includes Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.'s joint venture with MetroWest Medical Center; OrNda HealthCorp.'s acquisition of Saint Vincent Health Care Systems; Merger of Beth Israel Hospital and Deaconess Hospital.

  • Court OKs hospital closure. Green, Jeffrey // AHA News;11/04/96, Vol. 32 Issue 44, p6 

    Focuses on Litchfield County Superior Judge Richard A. Walsh's approval of the closure of Winsted Memorial Hospital in Connecticut. Objections from the state's attorney general and local community activists; Hospital officials' plan to file for federal protection from creditors.

  • Linkages. Asplund, Jon; P.D. // AHA News;04/14/97, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p4 

    Presents news updates concerning hospitals in the United States as of April 14, 1997. Joint agreement between the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and the Jefferson Health System; Provider contracting network planned by the Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Med Partners; Joining of the Shadyside...

  • Tampa safety-net hospital unveils bold survival plan. Cassil, Alwyn // AHA News;04/14/97, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p6 

    Reveals the plan of Tampa General Hospital in Florida to convert its status into private, not-for-profit. Efforts in reinventing the hospital; Community reaction to the plan; Need for hospitals to be more flexible and autonomous.

  • That empty feeling. Larson, Laurie // AHA News;04/14/97, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p7 

    Investigates the efforts of hospitals in the United States in keeping their market share. Merger of the Hartford Hospital with the Institute of Living; Consumers' demand for more access to health services; Analysis of community needs conducted by the Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Wort in Texas.

  • Maine study asks: Do hospitals earn their tax exemptions? Asplund, Jon // AHA News;07/21/97, Vol. 33 Issue 28, p6 

    Presents an overview of the study `Serving the Community? A Financial Analysis of Selected Maine Nonprofit Hospitals.' Value of the tax exemption of state hospitals; Charity care provided by the hospitals; Public reaction to the study.

  • Catholic, Baptist hospitals to extend their partnership. J.A. // AHA News;07/21/97, Vol. 33 Issue 28, p6 

    Reports on plans of Baptist Hospital and Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee to form a health network. Terms of the proposed partnership; Importance of the proposed network to the hospitals' competition with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics