4 reasons why research is everyone’s business
1. Research can improve understanding of the needs of the people we support
2. Engaging in research is a valuable learning experience and supports professional development
3. Research can change practice
4. Colleagues and organisations that engage in research produce better clinical outcomes for people we support
Numerous projects to date have helped us understand the best ways of supporting service users and also our staff. In autism services we have investigated the impact of staff training in positive behavioural support approaches, as these seem to be beneficial to both staff and service users. Other studies carried out in our brain injury services showed that positive psychology interventions led to increased happiness and mood - we now try to embed these approaches into our programmes.
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