Caring for People with Problem Behaviours
The message of this book is:"It's not the person that is the problem, it's the person's behaviour." That message was so well received by the readers of the first edition of this book that this second edition has been produced.
Caring for People with Problem Behaviours aims to assist nurses and other health workers and carers to learn practical approaches to people who present with difficult behaviours. In fact, this book will be of assistance to any workers whose jobs require them to deal with people.
In Caring for People with Problem Behaviours , Bernadette Keane and Carolyn Dixon provide a Behavioural Change Model that is solution-focused. It concentrates on finding a solution to a problem and setting that solution in place by way of a partnership between the carer and the person with the behavioural problem -- difficulties are recognised and solutions are achieved; success is acknowledged and rewarded.
Within this kind of positive context, many people can be supported in their efforts to develop behaviours that are more fulfilling for themselves and for those around them. It is made clear, however, that this is a co-operative model, which means it cannot be applied where comprehension is absent.
Overall, this book is a basic, practical text for nurses, health workers and others who are learning to manage difficult and challenging behaviours.
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- Entirely relevant to anyone who works with people.
- This second edition now includes a chapter including dementia.
- A self-instructional learning package with numerous learning activities and explanatory illustrations.
- Enables anyone, finding themselves in the role of a carer, to profoundly improve the emotional and psychological health of people in distress
- Focuses on the way people think, feel and behave and how these activities can lead to problems.
- Offers a Solution-focused Behavioural Change Model