Category list : Patient restraint
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Living with Alzheimer's: fulfilling a wishSubscription
My father may have Alzheimer’s but he hasn’t lost his sense of humour!
Living with Alzheimer's: accessing supportSubscription
My father doesn’t recognise me anymore.
These e-learning resources from the Social Care Institute for Excellence are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist with working with older people in care homes.
Despite guidelines recommending less coercive methods, physical restraint is still commonly used in many UK mental health settings.
Ethical issues in patient restraintSubscription
How to use the “four-quadrant” approach to analyse different restraint situations
Minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people: exploring restraintVideoSubscription
In this programme, two experts watch and discuss a number of scenarios filmed in a care home setting which explore different aspects of the complex issue of restraint. They examine the blatant and more subtle ways that restraint can be used by care home staff to control and how this fails to provide person-centered care.
Minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people: creative approaches VideoSubscription
This video argues that care homes should re-examine their customs and practices to find new and creative ways to support residents to achieve the lives of their choice and to minimise the use of restraint.
Restraining someone can stop them living the life they would choose. But by getting to know a care home resident, staff can achieve that delicate balance between the duty to care with the need to protect. This video explores how staff can make decisions to minimise the use of restraint.
UK nurses do care deeply about patient safety – which is why they don’t use restraining vestsSubscription
Frances Healey on the use of restraint vests and why the UK is lucky to have avoided introducing them.
Our resident American nurse Sara Morgan wonders why the UK, with such a focus on patient safety, considers even minimal restraint unacceptable?