Gerald Kihwele
Role Nursing Officer

Gerald Kihwele, a Nursing Officer working at The National Mental Health Hospital in Dodoma, Tanzania received training in the therapeutic management of violence and aggression. As a nurse who deals with patients everyday in the outpatients department he feels the training has benefitted his approach to patient care, ‘one day there was a patient who came tied with ropes with his family members. He started beating his relatives and abusing them verbally. I used the verbal command learnt in training with the patient. He accepted that verbal command and I didn’t go further with the physical command. Before training I used more physical restraining straight away.’