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ERIC Number: EJ814674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1328-4207
Noise in the Nursing Home: A Case Study of Relationship Change
Babbage, Duncan R.
Clinical Psychologist, v9 n2 p74-82 Nov 2005
"Disruptive" vocal behaviour is common in nursing homes, but presents significant management challenges. Non-pharmacological approaches have been found to be effective and preferable interventions in such situations. A case study is presented of an 85-year-old woman who displayed frequent screaming and calling out during personal care assistance that, while apparently not distressing to her, was distressing to staff and other residents. A straightforward behavioural intervention targeted at changing staff behaviour resulted in dramatic change, with concomitant improvement in the staff-resident relationship. The case illustrates the unique and effective input Clinical Psychologists can provide to Older Adult services and nursing homes. (Contains 3 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand