The use of physical restraint in mental health nursing: An examination of principles, practice and implications for training

Joy Duxbury (Nursing Department, University of Central Lancashire)
Brodie Paterson (Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Tackling the problem of aggression and violence in health care is high on the agenda for healthcare professionals. In an endeavour to protect both patients and staff alike when managing aggressive behaviour, the use of physical restraint is under scrutiny, particularly as a result of the reported deaths of a number of patients whilst being restrained. The challenges of employing this type of intervention, implications for safe and effective practices and the need for the suitable training of staff are explored in this paper.

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Duxbury, J. and Paterson, B. (2005), "The use of physical restraint in mental health nursing: An examination of principles, practice and implications for training", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 13-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200500021

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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