Category list : Patient restraint
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DH launches new controls on patient restraint Subscription
New guidance to stop the “outdated” and potentially “dangerous” use of physical restraint on care patients have been launched by the Department of Health.
A mental health nurse and two healthcare assistants have won a fight to clear their names after being fired over restraining a patient.
The use of physical restraint in psychiatric hospitals has been widely reported after the publication of a report by the mental health charity MIND on the use of the practice in England.
Is physical restraint over-used?Subscription
Nearly 40,000 incidents of physical restraint on mental health patients in England were recorded in one year - with more than 3,000 in the “dangerous” face-down position - according to figures released by Mind.
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.
Winterbourne View nurses jailedSubscription
Two nurses who admitted wilfully neglecting patients with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View hospital have been jailed.
We must ensure the wrongs of Winterbourne View are righted, says Jim Blair
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.
Nurses among Winterbourne View guiltySubscription
Eleven people, including two nurses, have now pleaded guilty to ill treatment of patients at Winterbourne View hospital for people with learning difficulties.
Living with Alzheimer's: deserving of careSubscription
My father loves listening to music and when I arrived to see him last weekend he was listening to Rod Stewart.