Journal article

When reduction strategies are put in place and mental health consumers are still secluded: An analysis of clinical and sociodemographic characteristics

Rebecca Bullock, Brian McKenna, Teresa Kelly, Trentham Furness, Mark Tacey

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

Internationally, seclusion practices continue to be the subject of intense clinical health service and academic scrutiny. Despite extensive efforts to reduce and eliminate this controversial practice, seclusion remains a clinical intervention widely used in contemporary mental health service settings. Early identification of people who are at risk for seclusion and the timely application of alternative evidence-based interventions are critical for reducing incidents of seclusion in real-world practice settings. This retrospective study aimed to determine the relationship between sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, and the use of seclusion for those mental health consumers for whom..

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