The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 7 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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

Joy Duxbury, Brodie Paterson

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…

Psychiatric injustice? The therapeutic presumption of behaviour management in mental health law

Kirsty Keywood

There are a great many people with mental health problems receiving treatments that are aimed primarily at managing aggressive or challenging behaviours by means of…

Protecting patients' rights: future regulation and monitoring of the Mental Health Act

Kamlesh Patel

The draft Mental Health Bill 2004 proposes transfer of the main monitoring functions of the Mental Health Act Commission (MHAC) to the Healthcare Commission (or in…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn