April 20

Lynn Phair talk on Care and Compassion

Hi, Gerard O’Dea here from Dynamis with a video of a talk which I came across today from the Restraint Reduction Network.  If you are involved in Elderly Care in particular, as I am, please take some time today and review the talk as there are some very essential points made.

I thought that in particular, Lynn Phair’s comments about ABC charts is extremely on-point.  Without clear training and then supervision and review in regards to the detail which is being put into these charts, they can be largely meaningless and are in fact unlikely to result in improved care for the person who is presenting the distressed or challenging behaviour.

The included footage from the Panorama documentary is – again – harrowing and disappointing.  I hope you enjoy the clip – please leave a comment if you have something to discuss on this topic.


Coach Gerard O'Dea is a personal safety specialist trainer

Gerard O’Dea is a conflict management, personal safety and physical interventions training consultant.  He is the training director for Dynamis, a specialist provider of personal safety and violence management programmes and the European Adviser for ‘Verbal Defense and Influence’, a global programme which addresses the spectrum of human conflict.  www.dynamis.training


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