Breakaway training is a mandatory training programme for mental health staff in both NHS and private services. However, the question that remains outstanding from the recent guidance on the management of short‐term violence published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (NICE, 2005a; 2005b) is whether breakaway training is effective?This paper provides a history of and evidence for breakaway training, and a study examining the content of breakaway training in one English high secure hospital is provided.
Rogers, P., Miller, G., Paterson, B., Bonnett, C., Turner, P., Brett, S., Flynn, K. and Noak, J. (2007), "Is breakaway training effective? Examining the evidence and the reality", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 5-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200700008Download as .RIS
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