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A model of de-escalation

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

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...

Using de-escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour

11 October 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Reducing the use of physical restraint in clinical practice, including face-down restraint, is a challenge for professionals. The aim of this literature review was...

Preventing and managing challenging behaviour

21 February 2018

Nursing Standard


Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical behaviour, is a significant issue in healthcare settings. Preventing...