Journal article

Use of the Safewards Model in healthcare services: a mixed-method scoping review protocol

Marie Gerdtz, Catherine Daniel, Rebecca Jarden, Suzanne Kapp

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Safewards is an organisational approach to delivering inpatient mental health services. The aim of Safewards is to minimise the number of situations in which conflict arises between healthcare workers and patients that lead to the use of coercive interventions (restriction and/or containment).The Safewards Model has been developed, implemented and evaluated for its impact on all forms of containment. Safewards has been adopted as the recommended approach to preventing patient agitation and clinical aggression in some jurisdictions. Notwithstanding these recommendations, the outcomes of Safewards for staff and patients have not been comprehensively described.The aim of the scopi..

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