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Ending seclusion and restraint use in Victoria’s mental health services: the implications for women of the Royal commission's recommendations


Maker, Y, Ending seclusion and restraint use in Victoria's mental health services: the implications for women of the Royal commission's recommendations, Alternative Law Journal, 47, (2) pp. 150-156. ISSN 1037-969X (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1037969X211072337


This article discusses the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System relating to the reduction and elimination of the use of seclusion and restraint. The author focuses on the implications of these recommendations for women. She argues that the Royal Commission’s proposals stand to benefit all mental health consumers but did not address the full range of gender-specific experiences and needs of women. The Andrews government has committed to implementing the Royal Commission’s recommendations, and the author identifies a range of issues that must be attended to in order to ensure these matters are dealt with.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health, law reform, restrictive practices, restraint, women
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Medical and health law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Maker, Y (Dr Yvette Maker)
ID Code:150955
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2022-07-07
Last Modified:2022-08-29
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