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Restraints: a review of the literature, parts 1 & 2


Ogier, T, Restraints: a review of the literature, parts 1 & 2, Nuritinga: an electronic journal of nursing, (1) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1440-1541 (1998) [Non Refereed Article]

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The use of restraints in nursing home settings has become an important issue today. While nurses are striving to keep residents safe, they may be compromising the autonomy of the residents. This paper will review the literature, looking at the types of restraints used, the prevalence of use in the United States, Canada and Australia; as well as the rationale behind the use, the effects of using restraints, as well as look at some suggested alternatives to restraints.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:restraints, autonomy, effects, alternatives
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health and community services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Health related to ageing
UTAS Author:Ogier, T (Ms Tara Ogier)
ID Code:13036
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2014-09-01

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