Alternatives to seclusion in psychiatric care.

  title={Alternatives to seclusion in psychiatric care.},
  author={Milke Lehane and Colin Rees},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={5 16},
  pages={974, 976-9}
The use of seclusion in psychiatry is declining. Its punitive nature has been acknowledged and alternative, more therapeutic approaches are needed to deal with disturbed patients. What alternatives are available? This article reports a study that sought to examine the response to incidents that formerly would have led to seclusion in one psychiatric intensive care unit. The sample consisted of 50 incidents. Information on the incident and subsequent action was recorded on standard incident… CONTINUE READING