Nurses' decision-making in cases of physical restraint: a synthesis of qualitative evidence.

@article{Goethals2012NursesDI,
  title={Nurses' decision-making in cases of physical restraint: a synthesis of qualitative evidence.},
  author={Sabine Goethals and Bernadette Dierckx de Casterl{\'e} and Chris A E Gastmans},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1198-210}
}
AIM   This article is a report of a review that aimed to synthesize the available qualitative evidence on nurses' decision-making in cases of physical restraint. BACKGROUND   The use of physical restraint in acute and residential healthcare facilities is a widespread practice in many countries. Decisions about the use of physical restraints are complex and ethically laden. The lack of evidence supporting the use of physical restraints, the negative consequences of restraint for patients, and… CONTINUE READING