Implementation of comfort rooms to reduce seclusion, restraint use, and acting-out behaviors.

@article{Sivak2012ImplementationOC,
  title={Implementation of comfort rooms to reduce seclusion, restraint use, and acting-out behaviors.},
  author={Kim Sivak},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={24-34}
}
  • Kim Sivak
  • Published 2012 in
    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health…
The use of seclusion and restraint as methods to control acting-out behaviors by individuals with mental illness continues, despite deaths and other negative outcomes to both the clients themselves and the staff members applying these techniques. Additionally, client-to-client and client-to-staff assaults and self-injurious behaviors can lead to injury or possible fatalities to both parties.Thus, there is a need to find alternative approaches to mitigate or even eliminate some of these… CONTINUE READING