Use of physical restraint in nursing homes: clinical-ethical considerations.

  title={Use of physical restraint in nursing homes: clinical-ethical considerations.},
  author={Chris Gastmans and Koen Milisen},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={32 3},
This article gives a brief overview of the state of the art concerning physical restraint use among older persons in nursing homes. Within this context we identify some essential values and norms that must be observed in an ethical evaluation of physical restraint. These values and norms provide the ethical foundation for a number of concrete recommendations that could give clinical and ethical support to caregivers when they make decisions about physical restraint. Respect for the autonomy and… CONTINUE READING

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