Clamping down on the use of restrictive practices

Ridley, James and Jones, Serena (2012) Clamping down on the use of restrictive practices. Learning Disability Practice, 15 (2). pp. 33-36. ISSN 1465-8712 DOI

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Longer life expectancy is associated with a higher risk of dementia and associated behaviours, many of which can be difficult to manage and lead care staff to apply restraint. As this article makes clear, care staff should adopt non-restrictive practices when possible, and should use the minimum of restraint only after scrupulous and continuous assessments of service users’ physical and mental health needs. By adopting a human rights-based approach to care, meanwhile, staff can reduce the incidence of inappropriate restraint.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 16:03

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