‘I saw your behaviour as a form of communication’
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‘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

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