Physical restraint of medical inpatients: unravelling the red tape

  title={Physical restraint of medical inpatients: unravelling the red tape},
  author={Sophie Behrman and Michael Dunn},
  journal={Clinical Ethics},
  pages={16 - 21}
  • Sophie Behrman, Michael Dunn
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Restraint has recently become an important legal and clinical issue in England and Wales with the introduction of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007. The requirements of these two new pieces of legislation are complex, and therefore pose major challenges to the provision of high quality and patient-centred care, support and treatment in a range of health and social care settings. In this paper, the legal and ethical… CONTINUE READING

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