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Ethics and praxis: alternative strategies to physical restraint and seclusion in a psychiatric setting.

Authors
  • Taxis, J Carole
Type
Published Article
Journal
Issues in mental health nursing
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2002
Volume
23
Issue
2
Pages
157–170
Identifiers
PMID: 11901660
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This descriptive article highlights a 42-month project in which a comprehensive program revision was implemented in a psychiatric hospital that included numerous alternative strategies to the use of patient restraint and seclusion. The results of this project include a 94% reduction in the rate of restraint and seclusion, development of extensive staff and patient education programs, and comprehensive programmatic alterations consistent with a paradigm shift emphasizing collaboration, empowerment, and ethical clinical practice.

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