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Commentary on “Who’s Challenging Who?: a co-produced approach for training staff in learning disability services about challenging behaviour”

Commentary on “Who’s Challenging Who?: a co-produced approach for training staff in learning... PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the article by Flynn et al.Design/methodology/approachIn this commentary, the authors will develop some further thoughts about the importance of empathy, its relational nature and place in practice. The authors use some examples from systemic practice to illustrate.FindingsSocial psychological research underlines the importance of empathy in practice. Systemic practice and other collaborative approaches that ask about the experiences and abilities of people with a learning disability and their networks can support new possibilities as network members are listened to, included and respected.Originality/valueThe relational nature of empathy and its connection with practice is explored in this paper. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

Commentary on “Who’s Challenging Who?: a co-produced approach for training staff in learning disability services about challenging behaviour”

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1359-5474
DOI
10.1108/TLDR-08-2019-0025
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the article by Flynn et al.Design/methodology/approachIn this commentary, the authors will develop some further thoughts about the importance of empathy, its relational nature and place in practice. The authors use some examples from systemic practice to illustrate.FindingsSocial psychological research underlines the importance of empathy in practice. Systemic practice and other collaborative approaches that ask about the experiences and abilities of people with a learning disability and their networks can support new possibilities as network members are listened to, included and respected.Originality/valueThe relational nature of empathy and its connection with practice is explored in this paper.

Journal

Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 26, 2019

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