Pain and fear: Anne’s story

Pain, fear and anxiety can also be important triggers for challenging or aggressive behaviour. Consider this scenario:

Anne is at home with her husband Alan. She’s expecting her second baby and is now 38 weeks pregnant. She’s planning to have her baby at home.

Anne’s been having irregular contractions all day and has decided to ring the labour suite for advice.

Now start the video to watch the scenario. As you do so, use the tool provided to note the factors that could have led to the aggressive or challenging behaviour seen. Write your answers as single words in the boxes provided and then press the "Save" button.

Video transcript


Hint: Use single words eg fear, anxiety or hyphenated two word phrases eg "staff-communication"

By pressing the Delete button below you can remove your stored words for this scenario.