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Suggest Strategies to Minimise Effects of Challenging Behaviour in Health and Social Care Settings

By | June 2013
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Unit 27
Assignment 3
In this assignment the author will suggest strategies to minimise effects of challenging behaviour in health and social care settings P3. The author will then discuss strategies used to minimise the effects of one type of challenging behaviour in health and social care settings M3. Finally evaluate these strategies for dealing with this one type of behaviour D1. P3

In health and social care settings challenging behaviour can arise daily or rarely but challenging behaviour takes many forms and is a certainty that health professionals working in the health and social care setting will experience challenging behaviour in their line of work. When challenging behaviour is present or arises there are many strategies that health professionals can use when dealing with challenging behaviour to minimise it. Ways in which staff working in the health and social care settings does this is by using coping strategies. A coping strategy is defined as ‘behaviour that helps people to function better in a given situation’, Challenging behaviour is a difficult term to define and is often misunderstood. Everyone has the ability to be challenging towards others at certain times and within certain situations. However, what might distinguish someone who is described as ‘having challenging behaviours' from the rest is really about characteristics such as the ‘frequency' and ‘intensity' of behaviours that may be a significant risk of harm to themself or others, or certain types of behaviour that may limit or work against that person's quality of life. Health and social care professional belief based on human rights and human potential that they have to work hard to include everyone with a range of support, to enable people to live their lives to the full, and they should do thier best for these individuals irrespective of the complexity of need or intensity of behaviour that challenges them. One strategy is positive behaviour management. Positive behaviour...