Adapting de-escalation techniques with deaf service users
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Adapting de-escalation techniques with deaf service users

David Jeffery Community mental health nurse and violence and personal safety adviser
Sally Austen Consultant clinical psychologist, Denmark House, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham

This article discusses the reasons why deaf patients might become angry and outlines de-escalation techniques that could be used by nurses when caring for these patients.

Nursing Standard. 19, 49,41-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.08.19.49.41.c3934

Correspondence

david.jeffery@bsmht.nhs.uk sally.austen@bsmht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review