Through the eye of the beholder: to seclude or not to seclude

Wynaden, Dianne, Chapman, Rose, McGowan, Sunita, Holmes, Colin, Ash, Pauline, and Boschman, Antonius (2002) Through the eye of the beholder: to seclude or not to seclude. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 11 (4). pp. 260-268.

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to provide new knowledge and understanding of the decision making used throughout the seclusion process. Seven mental health nurses and one doctor were each interviewed within 48 hours of making the decision to seclude a patient. The interviews were analysed using content analysis. This study provides valuable information regarding factors that are central to, and/or influence, the decision-making process surrounding seclusion. More importantly, the results demonstrate that seclusion is initiated only when all other less restrictive patient management strategies have proven to be unsuccessful with the patient.The objective of this study is to provide new knowledge and understanding of the decision making used throughout the seclusion process. Seven mental health nurses and one doctor were each interviewed within 48 hours of making the decision to seclude a patient. The interviews were analysed using content analysis. This study provides valuable information regarding factors that are central to, and/or influence, the decision-making process surrounding seclusion. More importantly, the results demonstrate that seclusion is initiated only when all other less restrictive patient management strategies have proven to be unsuccessful with the patient.

Item ID: 13546
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: acute psychiatric care; decision-making processes; psychiatric/mental health nursing; seclusion
ISSN: 1447-0349
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2010 23:08
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 100%
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