Clamping down on the use of restrictive practices

James Ridley, Serena Jones

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Longer life expectancy is associated with a higher risk of dementia and associated behaviours, many of which can be difficult to manage and lead care staff to apply restraint. As this article makes clear, care staff should adopt non-restrictive practices when possible, and should use the minimum of restraint only after scrupulous and continuous assessments of service users’ physical and mental health needs. By adopting a human rights-based approach to care, meanwhile, staff can reduce the incidence of inappropriate restraint.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
JournalLearning Disability Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


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