Re-Designing State Mental Health Policy to Prevent the Use of Seclusion and Restraint

Abstract

The members of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) believe that seclusion and restraint, including “chemical restraints," are safety interventions of last resort and are not treatment interventions. Seclusion and restraint should never be used for the purposes of discipline, coercion, or staff convenience, or as a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10488-005-0011-5

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