Responding to a violent incident: physical restraint or anger management as therapeutic interventions

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Abstract

By finding more feasible alternatives to managing aggression which can be effectively used in health care settings, as well as expanding nursing knowledge on the detrimental effects of restraints, forensic clinicians can use their creativity and resources to enhance the quality of life for their patients using beneficial therapeutic alternatives to restraint. A closer examination of alternatives to managing aggressive behaviour leads the author to the introduction of a case study, promoting non‐touch interventions. The importance of this paper lies in reorienting forensic clinicians away from the perceived ideologies of physical restraint as a primary intervention, moving towards the productive use of anger management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

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