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The use of seclusion in learning disability services

01 June 2008

Learning Disability Practice

Practice and research

Seclusion is commonly used in learning disability health services, despite a lack of demonstrated effectiveness. This article reviews the use of seclusion in...

Precursors to seclusion or restraint: an analysis

01 July 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article describes symptoms and behaviours in a small sample of individuals who experienced seclusion and restraint, examining and analysing their medical...

Seclusion in psychiatry

01 September 1999

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The subject of seclusion will always generate professional, legal and moral debate. Lawrence Savage and Emad Salib examined the continuing and regular use of...

Millfields charter drawing the wrong conclusions

01 April 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The sentiments of those who support the Millfields Charter in seeking to improve service user safety and, in particular, to decrease the risk of further...

Millfields Charter finding the middle ground

01 April 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

To be asked to mediate in a published debate on an important national issue is either a privilege or a poisoned chalice. My therapist will decide. More so where the...

Millfields Charter why I am in favour

01 April 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Some concerned colleagues and I launched the Millfields Charter in October 2005. I am aware that the charter will not be a universally popular initiative. I am also...

The Millfields Charter debate: the founders respond

01 December 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

It still surprises many members of the charter group that some people who work in the caring and education professions still defend the use of prone restraint...

Restraining children for clinical procedures

01 November 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

As a student nurse working on children’s wards, I was amazed at how often children were forcibly held to enable procedures to be carried out. After speaking to...

Is restraint abuse?

01 July 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Physical restraint of children is commonly used in clinical settings to successfully carry out therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. Mayton (1991) defines restraint...

When a child says ‘no’: experiences of nurses working with children having invasive procedures

01 May 2008

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Experiencing invasive medical procedures can be a devastating experience for some children and their parents. The potential impact on staff who perform the procedure...