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Implementing evidence-based practice: the challenge of delivering what works for people with learning disabilities at risk of behaviours that challenge

Denne, Louise D., Gore, Nick J., Hughes, J. Carl, Toogood, Sandy, Jones, Edwin, Brown, Freddy Jackson (2020) Implementing evidence-based practice: the challenge of delivering what works for people with learning disabilities at risk of behaviours that challenge. Tizard Learning Disability Review, . ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-05-2020-0009) (KAR id:84689)

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Abstract

There is an apparent disconnect between the understanding of best practice and service delivery in the support of people with learning disabilities at risk of behaviours that challenge. We suggest, is a problem of implementation. The purpose of this paper is to explore reasons why this might be the case: a failure to recognise the collective works of successive generations of research and practice; and a failure to address the macro-systems involved and systems changes needed to support implementation.

Findings: This paper highlights core recommended practices that have been consistent over time and across sources and identifies the systems involved in the implementation process. This paper demonstrates that many of the necessary building blocks of implementation already exist and suggests areas that are yet to be addressed. Critically, the paper highlights the importance of, and the part that all systems need to play in the process.

Originality/value: In the absence of any generalised implementation frameworks of evidence-based practice in the learning disabilities field, the paper suggests that the findings may provide the basis for understanding how the gap that exists between best practice and service delivery in the support of people with a learning disability at risk of behaviours that challenge might be closed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-05-2020-0009
Uncontrolled keywords: Adult social care, Learning disabilities, Challenging behaviour, Positive behaviour support, Implementation, Evidence-based practice
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Nick Gore
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 16:33 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84689 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gore, Nick J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1086-7647
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