A model of de-escalation
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A model of de-escalation

Len Bowers Professor of psychiatric nursing, Institute of Psychiatry

Len Bowers provides advice, based on the latest research, on the safest way for staff to deal with conflict and aggression

While de-escalation is much discussed among staff, and guidelines tell us to use it more, there are few comprehensive descriptions of what it is. This article provides a systematic description within a framework depicting the process of de-escalation.

Mental Health Practice. 17, 9, 36-37. doi: 10.7748/mhp.17.9.36.e924



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 30 August 2013

Accepted: 29 October 2013