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Managing risk, minimising restraint: creating a positive culture

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One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of managing risk and minimising restraint when working with older people in care homes. This resource explores how to create a positive culture of care to lessen the likelihood of care staff needing to use restraint; the benefits of providing learning and development opportunities that help promote a learning culture and support better decision-making about restraint; and how developing a positive physical care environment can help reduce the need for restraint. It is particularly suitable for managers and senior staff. The resource contains audio.

Managing risk, minimising restraint: decision-making processes

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One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of managing risk and minimising restraint when working with older people in care homes. This resource explores approaches to communication, learning and development, and the care home environment to help minimise the use of restraint. It also explores how a careful five-step process can help when making difficult decisions about restraint: observe, do some detective work, come to a collective decision, implement and review the plan. The resource contains audio and video.

Restraint in care homes for older people

SCIE report 26 describes the findings of a small-scale study into the complex issues facing care homes around restraint and how care home managers and staff have developed strategies for avoiding or minimising its use

An introduction to the mental health of older people: understanding later stage dementia

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This learning object focuses primarily on the later stages of dementia and on managing the more significant or prominent challenges - and symptoms - associated with this level of dementia. The material aims to reflect, where possible, the experiences of people with dementia and their family carers. Many of the examples given are located in a care home setting although the issues are also very relevant to supporting a person with dementia in the community.

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