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Category list : Patient restraint

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  • Winterbourne View

    Winterbourne View report calls for ban on physical restraintSubscription

    News7 August, 2012

    The government should consider banning the use of certain forms of restraint on patients with learning disabilities, a review into failings surrounding the abuse of patients at Winterbourne View has recommended.

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    Winterbourne View nurses jailedSubscription

    News26 October, 2012

    Two nurses who admitted wilfully neglecting patients with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View hospital have been jailed.

  • nurse stress

    Verbal aggression ‘angers nurses more than violence’Subscription

    News3 August, 2017

    Verbal aggression, such as personal insults, name-calling, and discriminatory remarks, by patients is linked with a higher level of anger among mental health nurses than physical violence, according to UK researchers.

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    Use of patient restraint linked to nursing skill mixSubscription

    News24 August, 2016

    Having enough registered nurses on a hospital ward may reduce the use of patient restraining devices, according to a US study.

  • Frances Healey on the use of restraints and the implications for patient safety.

    UK nurses do care deeply about patient safety – which is why they don’t use restraining vestsSubscription

    Opinion13 July, 2010

    Frances Healey on the use of restraint vests and why the UK is lucky to have avoided introducing them.

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    The ethical implications and legal aspects of patient restraintSubscription

    Clinical11 February, 2003

    It is arguable that the association of restraint with people who have severe mental health difficulties may cloud appreciation of its widespread use in other areas of nursing. The focus of this article will be on the use of restraint within a care setting for older people. This is an area of practice for which the RCN developed specific guidelines in 1999. The issues in the article are generic and the principles may apply to a variety of care settings.

  • mental health

    Services failing on use of restraint, says regulatorSubscription

    News23 November, 2012

    More people with learning disabilities are being cared for in services that have failed regulatory standards on safeguarding than in services that have met them, with the use of restraint the biggest cause of concern.

  • Megan Ford index

    Seni’s law and new standards aim to prevent deaths from restraintSubscription

    Opinion7 February, 2019

    Attending a conference on reducing restrictive practice earlier this week, I found it difficult to hear stories of patient deaths and injuries as a result of restraint.

  • Scottish Parliament

    Scottish MPs demand full report on 'risky' restraint casesSubscription

    News18 April, 2019

    Opposition parties in Scotland have called for the full publication of a report into the “shocking” treatment of patients at a Dundee mental health unit, after BBC report leaked information on “risky” restraints.

  • Reducing need to restrain  vulnerable patients

    Reducing need to restrain vulnerable patientsSubscription

    Clinical11 July, 2014

    The Department of Health’s 2014 guidance on appropriate and safe use of restraint for patients who are vulnerable emphasises that it should only be used as a last resort

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