A change for the better
C Murray George Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Galashiels
Bridget Sinclair Clinical Development Manager, Melrose
Neill Simpson Consultant Psychiatrist, Melrose
Karen McKenzie Consultant Clinical Psychologist, East Lothian
George Murray and colleagues describe how a fundamental revamp of a challenging behaviour service was underpinned by a staff consultation exercise
A common reason for referrals being made to health staff working in learning disability services is challenging behaviour (McKenzie et al 1999). A wide range of behaviours is considered to be challenging, ranging from aggressive and destructive behaviour through to passivity and withdrawal. Behaviour can also be challenging for a variety of reasons, which may reflect features of individuals and environments.
Learning Disability Practice.
3, 5, 12-15.
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