The Use of Restraint - Whose Need is Being Met?
Another everyday ethical consideration in healthcare is that of 'restraint'. Both physical and chemical restraint are types that we are familiar with, but did you know there are actually many other forms too? Learn how you can recognise when the use of restraint is appropriate and when it is not, and how to ensure that ultimately you are meeting your patient's needs first.
Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.