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
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..View full abstract
For support of this project at the Northern Hospital, the authors acknowledge Dr Suresh Sundram, Kurt Wendelborn, Robbie Bennet, Trudy Jackson, Allison Harrington, and Samuel Abraham.