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Patient concerns about seclusion: developing a leaflet


Horsfall, J and Cleary, M, Patient concerns about seclusion: developing a leaflet, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 24, (5) pp. 575-85. ISSN 0161-2840 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840305288


Seclusion continues to be used as a last resort in many acute in-patient mental health facilities, hence, mental health nurses must consider a range of strategies to improve seclusion practice. This article reviews selected literature to glean relevant information to provide to patients regarding seclusion protocols, rationales, and aims. Some postseclusion debriefing, nurse education, and organizational monitoring issues are also briefly discussed. The provision of supplementary written patient information about seclusion processes has the potential to decrease patient anxiety and fear. This initiative involves collaboration with consumer consultants to creatively develop effective solutions to some long-standing patient-identified problems associated with the experience of seclusion.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:seclusion, mental health nursing, patients
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108457
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-20

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