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Exercising Restraint: Autonomy, Welfare and Elderly Patients


Dodds, SM, Exercising Restraint: Autonomy, Welfare and Elderly Patients, Journal of Medical Ethics, 22, (3) pp. 160-163. ISSN 0306-6800 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1136/jme.22.3.160


Even though steps have been taken to enhance the autonomy of clients of health care services, the use of a variety of physical restraints on the freedom of movement of frail, elderly patients continues in nursing homes. Dodds confronts the use of restraints on two grounds.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aged care; mechanical restraints; autonomy; consent; competence
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Medical ethics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ageing and older people
UTAS Author:Dodds, SM (Professor Susan Dodds)
ID Code:90412
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Arts, Law and Education
Deposited On:2014-04-03
Last Modified:2014-04-16

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