Seclusion and restraint in psychiatry: patients' experiences and practical suggestions on how to improve practices and use alternatives.

@article{Kontio2012SeclusionAR,
  title={Seclusion and restraint in psychiatry: patients' experiences and practical suggestions on how to improve practices and use alternatives.},
  author={Raija M Kontio and Grigori Joffe and Hanna Putkonen and Lauri M Kuosmanen and Kimmo Hane and Matti Holi and Maritta V{\"a}lim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Perspectives in psychiatric care},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={16-24}
}
PURPOSE This study explored psychiatric inpatients' experiences of, and their suggestions for, improvement of seclusion/restraint, and alternatives to their use in Finland. METHODS The data were collected by focused interviews (n= 30) and were analyzed with inductive content analysis. RESULTS Patients' perspectives received insufficient attention during seclusion/restraint processes. Improvements (e.g., humane treatment) and alternatives (e.g., empathetic patient-staff interaction) to… CONTINUE READING
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