What is Chemical Restraint and is it Legal?

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Chemical restraint is the administering of medicine to restrict the freedom or sedate a person in your care. The drugs used are not related to the medical treatment of the individual.

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Reports reveal the practice of chemical restraint is very common within Australian aged care facilities.

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Tracy Powell
17 Apr 2020
Good read , Dementa is a hard area as behaviours can be quite high during the day but more so when sundowning .l agree not all residential residents should be given chemical restraints.. Residential facilities really do need more staff .
Jenny Bolin
03 Feb 2020
This resource was presented in a well thought out, comprehensive manner which enabled the reader to be able to assess the use of these medications.
Peter Chapman
27 Jul 2020
An enlightening piece and illustrates the battle that people in RACFs can never hope to win, unless they have strong family or strong nurses.
Francheska Macabulos
14 Feb 2020
very helpful
Kiri Muller
04 Feb 2020
Concise. Interesting to consider the implications of long term sedatives.
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Merry Cauchi
10 Feb 2020
Good resources and updated my knowledge
Joceline Balansag
17 Mar 2020
very informative
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Judy Berry
20 Mar 2020
Very informative. I believe many families are unaware of the use of chemical restraint in aged care facilities. I would not only recommend this video to health professionals but to families and carers alike.
Helen O'Connor
22 May 2020
Valuable resource. The Human Rights Watch report spoke volumes about the overwhelming misuse and danger of using chemical restraints. Education of staff and the increase of staff numbers is essential in aged care facilities.
01 Jun 2020
Good source.
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