‘I saw your behaviour as a form of communication’
Hazel Molyneux Qualified learning disability practitioner, Learning Disability Intensive Support Service, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
A challenging experience with a violent patient taught nurse Hazel Molyneux why forming a rapport can be vital
One evening, you were distressed and had severely injured a staff nurse. There were a number of experienced nurses, support staff, consultants and senior nurses who had all tried to de-escalate the situation.
Learning Disability Practice. 22, 5, 15-15. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.5.15.s13