Challenging Behaviour Following Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury: Improving Patient Outcomes Through the Use of Multidisciplinary Interventions.
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Challenging behaviour presents a significant barrier to an individual’s ability to engage in rehabilitation, return to valued activities and reach their potential following a stroke or acquired brain injury.
This conference will explore ways in which clinicians and services can engage with individuals in order to support rehabilitation and progress towards valued goals whilst also managing the risks that challenging behaviour presents to service users, members of staff and organisations. Talks will be based around 3 themes: Assessing & Measuring Outcomes in Challenging Behaviour, Managing & Treating Challenging Behaviour throughout recovery and Approaches to Challenging Behaviour in Special Groups.
The day will have a specific focus on the role that close multidisciplinary work plays in producing effective and safe outcomes.
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Nick Alderman, Clinical Director, Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Services, Elysium Healthcare, discussing issues relating to neurobehavioural rehabilitation outcomes and their measurement.
Professor Huw Williams, Associate Professor in Clinical Neuropsychology, Co-director – Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Exeter, presenting his work on the use of traumatic brain injury linkworkers in prison settings.
Dr Mike Dilley, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, on the role of medication in the management of challenging behaviour.
Other speakers from the RHN will present from a number of key disciplines including Neuropsychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing. Evidence will be presented relating to best practice in the field including practical elements that can be applied to clinical work as well as talks relating to areas of recent innovation in the field.