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A concept analysis of, and proposed new term for, challenging behaviour.

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Slevin, Eamonn (1995) A concept analysis of, and proposed new term for, challenging behaviour. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21 (5). pp. 928-934. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.1995.21.issue-5/issuetoc

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.21050928.x

Abstract

While the term ‘challenging behaviour’ is used frequently in literaturewith reference to people who have learning disabilities, the concept has not been defined comprehensively and empirical indicators for the presence ofthe phenomenon have not been defined from the perspective of nurses for people with learning disabilities In this paper the concept ‘challenging behaviour’, as used in the area of nursing people who have learning disabilities, is analysed It is suggested that it is an ambiguous term which is unsuitable for use in the field of learning disabilities A new term is synthesizedto replace that of ‘challenging behaviour’ and an attempt to develop concise indicators which will demonstrate the concept's presence in individuals who have a learning disability will be undertaken It is suggested that the proposed term is less ambiguous than ‘challenging behaviour’ and, as such, is more user-friendly for both nurses and other carers of people who have learning disabilities The paper concludes with the recommendation that further refinement is required in practice to expand and define the operational indicators of the proposed new term ‘problematic behaviours’

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:15641
Deposited By:Dr Eamonn Slevin
Deposited On:06 Oct 2010 14:50
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 15:23

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