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Challenging behaviours

Brian Kay Senior Clinical Nurse, Specialist Services Unit, Ashworth Special Hospital

Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of Nursing Institute of Advanced Nursing Education to help you earn continuing education points (CEPs). All you have to do is read through the article, follow the instructions in the Time Out boxes, then answer the assessment questions that follow. Fill out the enclosed answer sheet and return it to the Freepost address with your fee by April 5 (June 5 if living abroad)

This article discusses challenging behaviours and describes nursing interventions and ways of supporting staff in working with people who manifest such behaviours The assessment is worth five RCN CEPs. This article relates to UKCC Professional Development Categories: Care enhancement and Patient, family, client and colleague support.

Nursing Standard. 9, 24, 31-37. doi: 10.7748/ns.9.24.31.s42

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