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Reducing restrictive practice in adult services - not only an issue for mental health professionals

Reducing restrictive practice in adult services - not only an issue for mental health professionals
British Journal of Nursing Vol 27 (9) 479 - 485

The reduction of ‘restrictive practices’ is an issue of national importance, pertinent to all Healthcare providers. 

Restrictive practices consist of those practices which potentially restrict a person’s rights to choice, self-determination, privacy and freedom.

Currently there is poor awareness of the issue in mainstream health services, with the focus being on providers of mental health, learning disability and dementia services. The Care Quality Commission now insist that all providers of healthcare recognise the importance of good management of patients who exhibit challenging behaviours through behavioural support planning and good de-escalation. This article is co-written by Louise Clark who also works as a Nurse Consultant at HFH where we are working with staff and patients to lead the way in the effective management of challenging behaviour.

The full article can be downloaded at https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/full/10.12968... 

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