Reasons for physically restraining patients and residents: A systematic review and content analysis

Evans, David, and FitzGerald, Mary (2002) Reasons for physically restraining patients and residents: A systematic review and content analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 39 (7). pp. 735-743.

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to determine why people are physically restrained in the acute and residential care settings. Method: A comprehensive search was undertaken of electronic databases to identify studies addressing the reasons for using physical restraint. Findings were synthesised using content analysis. Results: Twenty-three studies were identified. The most common reason for using restraints related to patientoriented issues such as ensuring the safety of people. However, they are also commonly used to facilitate treatment, maintain the social environment and because of issues such as understaffing. r 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item ID: 1190
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-491X
Keywords: Physical restraint, Review, Reason, Justification
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) @ 0%
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