Journal Article (Refereed)
The minimal and appropriate use of physical restraint in neuroscience nursing
Braine, M 2005, 'The minimal and appropriate use of physical restraint in neuroscience nursing ', -British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing , 1 (4), p.0.
This paper's aim is to address some of the issues concerning the use of physical restraint in the neurosciences setting. Although it is recognized that the evidence base for deploying physical restraint is sketchy, with little evidence to support the efficiency or safety of restraint, it is recognized that other specialties such as learning disability and rehabilitation have much to offer neuroscience in this area of practice. Some of the key issues concerning the use of physical restraint will be explored. These include consent to treatment, human rights, incapacity common law and treatment of necessity. The common types of restraint devices are also discussed along with some issues to consider in practice. Other factors associated with the use of physical devices such as risk assessments and education of staff are also discussed. Finally, areas for future research in this complex, increasingly legislative-led area of practice are suggested.
-British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing