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.e924Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 30 August 2013
Accepted: 29 October 2013