Checking violent behaviour
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Checking violent behaviour

Gary Sawuck House manager, Gerry Simon Clinic, West Bromich
Simon Reeves Healthcare manager, HMP Brockhill, Redditch

Gary Sawuck and Simon Reeves investigate the use of a checklist of challenging behaviour in studying the nature and characteristics of aggressive and violent behaviours on a secure unit for people with learning disabilities

In a review of literature concerning the use of physical interventions in learning disability services, Harris (1996) concluded that an unfortunate consequence of severely challenging behaviour such as aggression and violence, is an increased likelihood that physical restraint will be required.

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 9, 8-12. doi: 10.7748/ldp2003.

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