Title

Seclusion and Restraint of Children: A Literature Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2000

Keywords

Adults, alternative interventions, attitudes, beliefs, children, restraint, seclusion

Department

Nursing

Abstract

TOPIC. Nurses' attitudes toward the use of seclusion and restraint with children.

PURPOSE. To review recent literature concerning these controversial interventions, and to examine possible alternative therapeutic interventions.

SOURCES. Selected published nursing and psychiatric literature 1987 to 1998.

CONCLUSIONS. Staff have a positive attitude toward the use of seclusion and restraint. A theory of pozoer and control may explain their use when many alternative, less restrictive interventions are available.

DOI

10.1111/j.1744-6171.2000.tb00096.x

Comments

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