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Privileged glimpses 25: Who put us in charge?

In those early days I would take it upon myself to stop residents at the door and expect them to explain to me why they were safe to go outside. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 24: The clinician’s illusion

The clinician’s illusion is what happens when we place too much weight upon our own limited experience and ignore the wider experience of others. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 23: “It’s just behavioural”

Everything happens for a reason and effective work with people whose behaviours can be challenging must begin with that ‘cause and effect’ principle clearly understood. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 21: Consequences, learned behaviour and boundaries

Actions have consequences and we do our service-users no favours by pretending that they can behave inappropriately without facing them.
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Privileged glimpses 20: Do we need help?

Team meetings don’t take away our responsibility for our own decisions – if you’re ‘on the spot’ you decide what to do Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 19: Behaviours that harm other people

We do people no favours by pretending that violence and aggression is acceptable. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 18: Behaviours that harm the individual

Generally speaking the more that we focus upon a behaviour the more it recurs anyway so only intervene if you have to. Continue reading

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