Journal Article (Refereed)
The management of challenging behaviour and cognitive impairment
Braine, M 2005, 'The management of challenging behaviour and cognitive impairment ', British Journal of Neuroscience , 1(2), p.0.
The area of management of challenging behaviour is under-researched and often inadequately addressed in the holistic care of the neuroscience patient. This paper outlines a framework by which to manage such patients, offering practical suggestions about how to manage these patients to improve outcomes and quality of life. The proposed framework emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive clinical assessment when formulating a management plan of environmental and behavioural strategies, before any pharmacological intervention should be considered. Continual assessment is crucial to the framework, along with multidisciplinary working and appropriate staff training and education.
British Journal of Neuroscience