A prolegomenon on restraint of children: implicating constitutional rights.

@article{Kennedy2001APO,
  title={A prolegomenon on restraint of children: implicating constitutional rights.},
  author={Sheila Suess Kennedy and Wanda K. Mohr},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={26-37}
}
News media and advocacy groups have brought to public attention a disturbing number of recent deaths proximal to the use of physical restraints. This paper examines the evidence indicating that use of these procedures can be dangerous to patients; explores the theoretical basis and practical application of restraints; and argues not only that their use may be unethical as a therapeutic intervention, but that it may have constitutional implications.