In Caring for People with Challenging Behaviors, caregiving staff can find effective ways to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disruptive behaviors exhibited by residents in long-term care settings. Nearly 80% of LTC residents have some degree of moderate to severe behavior problems, stemming from mental illness, dementia, difficult personalities, longstanding behavior patterns, or personal distress. This new book provides practical, evidence-based coping and intervention strategies for use in care planning and day-to-day care. Through vignettes of readily recognizable resident types, staff will learn to understand what triggers and reinforces residents' challenging behavior. Solutions come from identifying the interpersonal ABCs of behavior the antecedents, the behaviors, and the consequences and using communication techniques and other effective psychological approaches to encourage positive behavior.
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Much of the innovative programming that powers the Internet, creates operating systems, and produces software is the result of "open source" code, that is, code that is freely distributed--as opposed to being kept secret--by those who write it. Leaving source code open has generated some of the most sophisticated developments in computer technology, including, most notably, Linux and Apache, which pose a significant challenge to Microsoft in the marketplace. As Steven Weber discusses, open source's success in a highly competitive industry has subverted many assumptions about how businesses are run, and how intellectual products are created and protected. Traditionally, intellectual property ...
A diverse suite of research has focused on the immobilization of lead (Pb) compounds in soil through the application of phosphate-based amendments that create insoluble Pb compounds. Water quality threats associated with the phosphorus (P) remediation technology are a concern, particularly near riparian areas. This study investigated P fertilizer application rates on metals and P loss via surface runoff following P application to a lead contaminated alluvial soil. Soil was treated with Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) at differing molar ratios of P to Pb: 0:1 (control); 4:1; 8:1; and 16:1. Effluents from treated soils were collected during rainfall simulation (RFS) events at six months and one year post-treatment and analyzed for total and dissolved P and Pb loss. At elevated P treatment levels (8:1, 16:1 P:Pb), P and total Pb concentrations were significantly greater (p