Reducing restraints and seclusion to create a culture of safetyJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (2012)
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to describe the structure that empowered staff of a locked community hospital unit to reduce the use of restraints and seclusion to create a culture of safety. Themes garnered from interviews with and observations of key informants fit into the categories of a structural empowerment model, with leadership creating opportunities available for staff to develop new knowledge, information on trauma-informed care, support for feedback, and resources for the unit; thus, relationships with patients flourished. In turn, staff engaged in relationships with patients to provide opportunities to develop new knowledge and offer information, support, and resources.
- seclusion; restraint; reduc use; staff; safety; create; culture; new knowledge; empowerment; develop new; resource; use; leadership; lock; informant
Citation InformationGenevieve Chandler. "Reducing restraints and seclusion to create a culture of safety" Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (2012)
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