The use of restraint in the care of elderly patients.

  title={The use of restraint in the care of elderly patients.},
  author={John Bell},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={6 9},
  • John Bell
  • Published 1997 in British journal of nursing
The use of physical and chemical restraint in elderly care settings to restrict mobility and control behaviour is not a new concept. However, until the 1980s, it was an area that was neglected in nursing research. In 1989, Evans and Strumpf carried out an extensive literature review on restraint in an attempt to consolidate the state of knowledge regarding its use in care of the elderly settings. This article aims to evaluate how far the discussion surrounding restraint has progressed since… CONTINUE READING

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