A change for the better
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A change for the better

C Murray George Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Galashiels
Hazel Powell Charge Nurse, Melrose
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. doi: 10.7748/ldp2001.

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