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Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Care Settings: Understanding and Applying Low Arousal Approaches

Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Care Settings: Understanding and Applying Low Arousal Approaches

Andrew A. McDonnell

ISBN: 978-0-470-98633-2

Sep 2011

270 pages

$51.99

Description

A practical guide for health professionals and trainers, offering evidence-based low arousal approaches to defusing and managing aggressive behaviours in a variety of health care settings.
  • Provides both an academic background and practical advice on how to manage and minimize confrontation
  • Illustrates low arousal approaches and offers clear advice on physical restraint and the reduction of these methods
  • Describes the evidence base for recommended approaches
  • Includes a wide range of valuable case examples from a variety of care settings
Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Understanding Violence and Aggression in Care Settings.

2. The Development of a Low Arousal Approach.

3. Developing a Core Training Course.

4. Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Services for People with an Intellectual Disability.

5. Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

6. Applying Low Arousal Approaches to Children and Adolescents in Residential Care Services.

7. Developing Alternatives to Coercive BehaviourManagement Approaches in Psychiatric Settings.

8. Low Arousal Approaches in Care Environments for Older Adults.

9. Evaluating the Outcomes of CrisisManagement Training.

10. Emerging Themes.

References.

Index.