Restraining an aggressive suicidal, paraplegic patient: a look at the ethical and legal issues.

Abstract

This paper focuses on a case of an intently suicidal, paraplegic patient in a critical care unit and the need for collaboration among nursing leaders to provide a safe environment through the use of wrist restraints. Ethical questions regarding patient rights, liberties, and privileges are reviewed. Legal points of negligence and intentional torts are also included in the analysis of the case.

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@article{Constantino1997RestrainingAA, title={Restraining an aggressive suicidal, paraplegic patient: a look at the ethical and legal issues.}, author={Rose Constantino and G Boneysteele and S A Gesmond and Becky Nelson}, journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN}, year={1997}, volume={16 3}, pages={144-51} }