Darren Savarimuthu
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Mental healthLearning disabilityPsychologyNursingMultidisciplinary approachService-level agreementSeclusionIntervention (counseling)Challenging behaviourPsychiatric wardRestrictive interventionsService userMental health serviceQuality management
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#1Darren Savarimuthu (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust)H-Index: 1
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Background/aims This article describes a quality improvement project that aimed to reduce restrictive interventions on an acute psychiatric ward. In light of a service level agreement and based on ...
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#1Darren Savarimuthu (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust)H-Index: 1
Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become the preferred intervention in the management of challenging behaviour in learning disability and mental health services. However, there is an absence of literature on nurses' views and experience of PBS. Nurses are passive in PBS plan development while other professionals, such as clinical psychologists, often take the lead. While nurses see clinical psychologists as experts in PBS, they feel this could create a barrier that hinders its full potential ...
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