Preventing Harmful (2007). Building positive behavior It places risks in realistic perspective, ultimately arguing that developing suitable alternatives to restraint use in most cases best serves the legal--as well as the clinical, ethical, and financial--interests of all concerned parties. As indicated in the ABAI policy statement, restraints and seclusions can be an ethical part of behavior change procedures. We may question whether this is justifiable and the following discussion provides one example of how the situation might be examined. Kittredge, B. M. (2009, May In such instances the minimum means of restraint should be used (Clarke and Bright, 2002). education agenda, and reforming student aid [Newsgroup comment]. By the use of apparatus such as cot-sides to keep a person within a defined area; By means of medication that may reduce an individual’s capacity for freedom of movement (Brennan, 1999). Aggressive and self-injurious behaviors (SIB) Nonetheless, this same report acknowledges Another commonly These characteristics when Seclusion is in Norway defined as an intervention used to contain the patient, accompanied by staff, in a single room, a separate unit, or an area inside the ward. seclusion and restraints are the most restrictive techniques based on a New York, NY: The Guilford Press. include short-term psychiatric, rehabilitation, long-term, children’s and and Seclusion. Ethical considerations for evaluating the issue of physical restraint in psychiatry The issues in the article are generic and the principles may apply to a variety of care settings. evaluated periodically so that changes can be made when needed (Buck et al., 2000). Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our, EMAP Publishing Limited Company number 7880758 (England & Wales) Registered address: 7th Floor, Vantage London, Great West Road, Brentford, United Kingdom, TW8 9AG, We use cookies to personalize and improve your experience on our site. Ethics regards standards of moral judgement and professional conduct. could be expounded upon to create a full treatise, for brevity I would The doctors most often involved were psychiatrists, emergency physicians, and family physicians with emergency room privileges. Clearly such rates of incidences are far too Horsburgh D(1). restriction: Are there ethical alternative to restraint and seclusion. Department of Education (Gable et Horner, 2003). and support necessary to teach behavioral skill; and (j)  Failure to consider environmental issues, The presence of a baffle lock appears to override Ms Martin’s autonomy. Restraint can be applied in a physical way, via medication or by more subtle means. Behavioral Intervention Plan (Gable 8.1 Legal and ethical frameworks Approximate duration: 25 minutes Trainer’s note: Consider collecting some examples of codes of conduct and codes of ethics from service providers and/or industry bodies to help inform this section of the training. effective intervention in schools. a limited time of use, and 3.) Educating To substantiate the analysis best practice guidelines will be identified, when using restraints in the Emergency Department. However, there are situations in which an individual must be … using tracking bracelets, camera surveillance, restrictions on media devices). Before the Court of Appeal decision it was assumed that people lacking the mental capacity to make an informed choice (people with severe learning difficulties or dementia, for example) could be considered to be content with their admission - as long as they did not show signs of wanting to ‘opt out’ of treatment. HM Government (1984)The Mental Health (Scotland) Act. http://edlabor.house.gov/blog/2009/05/this-week-hearings-on-seclusio.shtml, Kontio, R., Valimaki, M., behavioral intervention plans: A sequential approach. possible interventions and strategies that can be designed to make the student behavior is known and cause can be determined best when a functional assessment Ms Martin’s dementia interferes with her insight and it may be considered acceptable to override her autonomy by reference to the principle of non-maleficence - the requirement to prevent harm. She has been a resident in a care setting for older people for three years, after becoming unable to cope at home because of short-term memory loss and confusion. Legal and Ethical Issues in Dementia. Expert Rev Neurother. Accordingly, the recommended ethical considerations are proposed in view of autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. In other words, the key problem is to clarify to what extent is violence acceptable … (GAO) Report on Restraint and Seclusion (HEHS-99-176). The inappropriate use of restrictive practices is concerning because it can cause physical and … number of documented cases of abuse by undertrained or overzealous staff Issues in Education, 1, 237-246. However, it may be argued that while autonomy constitutes a prima facie ethical principle, in certain circumstances it may be superseded by other principles. Nursing Ethics, 17(1), 65-76. doi: 10.1177/0969733009350140. The duty of care must have been breached. et al., 2006). As a basic moral principle of medical ethics, patient autonomy is upheld only when adequate informed consent is obtained from the patient or from appropriate proxy. individual must be controlled and treated regardless of their will. behavior. their use would not only be appropriate, but necessary. Legal precedent for the use of restraint/seclusion in the public schools has been established (McAfee, Schwilk, & Mitruski, 2006). 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Anne Martin (not her real name) is 87 years old and has senile dementia. In addition, the statutes are explicit about Both issues also have social dimensions. Edinburgh: HMSO. Further issues There are other aspects of the situation which have to be taken into account: Conclusion This case study demonstrates that restricting a person’s movements may not concur with commonly held perceptions of restraint as comprising dangerous behaviour on the part of the individual being restrained or those who are in a position to restrain. Its abuse is illegitimate in both ethical and legal terms. FURTHER INFORMATION Details of the Bournewood case: The Millan Committee undertook a review of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act (HM Government, 1984) and in the light of its findings the Mental Health Bill was published in September 2002, a summary of which may be found at: www.scotland.gov.uk/pages/news/2002/09/SEHD182.aspx. rates of injury or deaths as a result of improper or the misuse of such time, as needed, based on ongoing monitoring and evaluation, and to adequately 4. VA: Virginia Department of Education. However, this judgement was subsequently overturned by the House of Lords, on the basis of the common law principle of ‘necessity’, by which health care staff are able to act in the best interest of an individual who would otherwise experience significant pain and suffering. 1999). Government Printing Office. The need for restraint should always be based on individual assessment of the issues. necessary resources (Crone & to minimising the use of restraint. school/classroom environment that is impacting the student’s behavior. It should also have highlighted the complex situations in which restraint may be required and the ethical principles that may be applied to support or discourage its use. As an ethical dilemma, if we accept the notion that restraints and distracts the student or others (e.g., a specific minor behavior, such as behavioral assessment and function-based interventions: An effective, practical However, further examination may reveal other ethical principles that have an equal, or greater, case for recognition. Malicious and abusive use of restraint can occur, but even for the vast majority of caring and conscientious nurses, decisions about restraint are not easy or straightforward. Defining restraint The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (Brown, 1993) defines restraint as ‘deprivation or restriction of liberty or freedom of action or movement’. as “Condition of Participation” (COPs) and must be complied with by govern a myriad of topics that are related to restraint and seclusion to The use of restraints and seclusion are covered in the Individual Retrieved from The ethical principles of non-maleficence and beneficence might be used as justifications for overriding her autonomy. cases for which the legitimate use of restraint may be an option, bearing in mind that restraint is an extremely serious affront to human dignity and is widely held to be of no therapeutic value. effective in changing maladaptive behavior than are punitive strategies (e.g., Restraints associated problem with conducting FBAs and BIPs is the expertise needed to including the necessity to have written authorization from a physician, 2.) Besides, nurses should take ethical reflections by ensuring that there is a legitimate or legal need to restrain and well-being, comfort, dignity and bodily and mentally needs of a patient on restrain are maintained (CGH Patient Restraint Policy, 2011). Restraint can be applied in a physical way, via medication or by more subtle means. Restraint may occur in the following ways: An attempt by an individual, or group of individuals, to restrain a person is legally justifiable in certain situations, for example to prevent someone committing a crime. disabilities are governed under the Texas Education Code Section 37.004., Placement of Students with Disabilities (Texas Education Code- Placement of Facebook; ... the use of restraints is an ethical issue that should be revisited often to protect the vulnerable elderly from violations of their civil and human rights - and dignity. The ethical and legal considerations concerning the use of restraints are reviewed, current concepts are summarized, and guidelines for improved usage of restraints are suggested. or haphazardly by staff members who are improperly trained or that do not have the the language of the law does provide for some specifics that are related to the It can be argued that in order for an individual to be autonomous, they must possess insight into the potential or actual consequences of their actions. interventions selected; (c) Incorrect interpretation of the functional Within an officially designated care setting staff do owe a legal duty of care to patients/residents; Significant harm must have been sustained as a direct consequence of the neglect of the duty of care. Developing Positive behavioral interventions, or This is an area of practice for which the RCN developed specific guidelines in 1999. Often in schools, there is a divide between When reviewing the use of physical restraint, it is important to consider the ethical justification for or against such use. Education Code § 37.0021, Use of Confinement, Restraint, seclusion, and Time The use of seclusion and restraint is a complex and ethical issue Although These laws There are however, Legal aspects of restraint The fourth relevant ethical principle is that of justice. By employing a Functional consider restraints f or cognitively impaired clients in the home, when the “safety” of patients is compromised by impaired judgment. Addressing students’ behavioral programs is a 2007). If Ms Martin is allowed to wander out of the care setting she may encounter hazards such as traffic and suffer harm as a result. continuum of choices. The nurse should take legal considerations in regard to the source of authority of applying the restraint and observe the policies and guidelines set by the institution in which he/she is practising before any decision made on applying restraint. Functional Patton, & Fad, 2000). having to administer such therapeutic techniques as having to navigate an Although each of these characteristics alone In other words, the key problem is to clarify to what extent is violence acceptable … Autonomy is often described as a prima facie principle; this means that, at first sight, the principle appears to be one that should be respected by others. techniques. Given the ethical principles, measures should focus on the regularization of physical restraints instead of their elimination. 2012;12(5):557-67. Both legal and ethical standards are rules and principles that people of the same society are familiar with. members who view these techniques as punishment and not as part of a holistic Ethics, 2, 71-73. doi: 10.1258/147775007781029519. The ethical implications and legal aspects of patient restraint. 4247, 2010). Similarly, if a patient requires a walking aid in order to be mobile, removal of the appliance from the patient’s reach would be form of restraint. or more parts of the intervention plan; (f) Failure to adequately monitor the School personnel are subject to criminal and civil liability if restraints are misused. Slowther, A. M. (2007). building-level priorities that may interfere with the time and commitment it (1999). Nurses are highly accountable to patients, the … a student’s behavior interferes with their learning or the learning of others  or the student has missed more than 10 days The primary purpose of physical restraint in intellectual disability care is to prevent injury or harm to the service user or others, yet research evidence shows it can cause trauma and injury. notification process for parents regarding the use of restraints and Nonetheless, However, there are situations in which an This week: Hearings on restraint and seclusion in schools, Obama’s In Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing. seclusion are necessary, then we must reject or suspend, at least on some R. H. (2003). suspension). behavior that is an issue of tolerance rather than being something that In England, the Bournewood judgement (named after the hospital where the issue arose) by the Court of Appeal in 1998 ruled that patients who lacked the capacity to consent to admission could not be detained within a care setting unless sectioned under the Mental Health Act (HM Government, 1983). When might it be considered justifiable to restrain an adult within a health care setting? within a school year (“BIP“, 2009; Crone & Horner, 2003). There is nothing inherently lost (integrity or otherwise) with the use of restraints or seclusion. include: The ethical, medical, and legal issues associated with the use of restraint. all involved, proportionality, maintenance of respect for the person, Students with Disabilities, 2007). It may be argued that the restriction of Ms Martin’s freedom is unjust. An attempt by an individual to restrain another is legally justifiable in limited situations, for example to prevent a person committing a crime. The scenario used is authentic; however, the characters’ names are all fictitious. Sign in or Register a new account to join the discussion. These requirements are listed conducting a Functional Behavioral Analysis and the subsequent creation of a Current al., 2006) suggested that that there are 10 common Obstacles to Effective Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral of patients in health care. Placement Of Students With Disabilities. It may be considered beneficial for Ms Martin to remain within the care environment, in order to maintain both her physical safety and her psychological well-being, because unfamiliar surroundings may cause her distress. The use of restraint/seclusion to keep a child and others safe is not prohibited by law, or under the same constitutional restrictions as institutions. The paper will then culminate in a discussion of the legal implications of using physical and chemical restraints. support systems in schools. confinement. Gable, R. A., Quinn, M. M., Its abuse is illegitimate in both ethical and legal terms. Dorothy Horsburgh, PhD, MEd, BA, DipCNE, RCNT, RNT, RGN, is lecturer, school of acute continuing care nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh. Assertion: Every time a restraint or seclusion happens, we lose something. implementation of the intervention plan or to adjust the intervention plan over 3. the training for staff, under what conditions restraints may be used, and the Use of physical restraint and seclusion procedures in schools continues to be controversial, and foster proposals for federal and state legislation and regulation. Suggestion for nursing practice 4.1. In addition to the National Standards for Disability Services, there are a number of other giving a person a sedative) electronic restraint (e.g. that detail the proper use of restraints and seclusion, there still are a Legal and Ethical Issues in Restraint As indicated in the ABAI policy statement, restraints and seclusions can be an ethical part of behavior change procedures. doodling) ; (i)  Lack of teacher skills often conducted using recommended procedures, and yet often results in those Students with Disabilities, 2007). A., Kirkpatrick, M. A., Patton, J. R., & Fad, K. M. (2000). Sources . Marson, D. March 17, 2012. The purpose of this report is to exam-ine professional practice and ethical considerations asso-ciated with these procedures. The Law Lords looked at two main questions: was the person involved actually detained and, if he or she was detained, was the detention lawful? measurement/data collection regarding the behavior(s) of concern and the Therefore, it is important, from a legal and moral perspective, to ensure that nursing practice does not involve the unjustifiable restraint of patients. Rutherford, R. B., Howell, K. W., Hoffman, C. C., & Butler, C. J. McBrien B(1). of effective school-wide discipline in Virginia (Policy Brief). oversight should be enacted in order to protect children. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall. Although Ms Martin continues to wander, she is unable to leave the premises. episodes of the behavior problem (e.g., too many initiatives or competing However, at this time, the oversight is only In the residential care setting she has attempted to wander outside and, for this reason, a baffle lock is in place at the end of the corridor that leads from her living area to the exit. The present review will focus on the following ethical is-sues as they pertain to assessments with infants and children: obtaining parental consent, respecting children's autonomy, maintaining confidentiality, separating children and parents during assess-ments, and using multiple sources of information and appropriate measures. Leuzy A, Gauthier S. Ethical issues in Alzheimer's disease: an overview. describe a behavior, it identifies the biological, social, affective, and Patients have died or been seriously injured by restraints. Indeed, school personnel are expected to keep children safe and may need to use restraint to do so. On the one hand she is legally entitled to leave the premises and any effort to physically restrain her may be regarded as assault, while on the other hand if she leaves the premises and comes to any harm the staff may be guilty of negligence. The use of such et al., 2010). Restraint Use in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Legal, Medical and Ethical Issues Joy Intriago. transparency, and accountability (Slowther, A recent opinion piece about the role of restraint in UK nursing practice (Morgan, 2010), published on the Nursing Timeswebsite, generated a great deal of discussion and dissent among readers, particularly in relation to patient safety. staff come to understand the principles and effectiveness of such tools as Educational Plans often as part of the Behavioral Intervention Plans (Crone & Horner, 2003). http://www.partnerstx.org/PDF/PRN_BehaviorInterventionPlan.pdf. federal laws that govern these practices in hospitals and settings that receive level, the key principles of universal liberty and autonomy (Slowther, 2007). The care team may argue that the purpose of the baffle lock is to prevent harm and that they are acting in what they perceive to be Ms Martin’s best interests. approach. organizations hoping to maintain their Medicaid and Medicare status. Umbreit, J., Ferro, J., Given that the ethical issue is an essential dimension of nursing practices, the use of physical restraints has caused an ethical dilemma because balancing the human rights, ethical value, and clinical effect is challenging. Where restraint becomes an issue in domiciliary settings, access to education for formal and informal carers is essential. cultural norms, or psychiatric issues/mental illness outside of the In today's business world, companies face ethical considerations concerning data use and global wages. Ann Gallagher is a reader in nursing ethics, director of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey, and editor of Nursing Ethics. In a physical manner as in the manual restraint of one individual by others; A duty of care must exist. Interference with her autonomy may be seen as justifiable on this basis. The use of a baffle lock may be acceptable in order to ensure Ms Martin’s safety, but not if the purpose of its installation is to allow management to reduce staffing levels. 18). In subtle ways, such as by reducing the heating in certain rooms within a care setting to discourage the use of these areas at specific times (Clarke and Bright, 2002). associated with the use of seclusion and restraint (e.g., National Disability Rights Network, 2009; Ryan & Peter-son, 2004, 2012). Alzheimer’s Association/Mayo Clinic. The use of restraint/seclusion in the public school system has gained more attention as families, advocates, and the federal government have taken action to guide and monitor the use of these methods in public schools. The purpose of justice is to ensure that individuals receive that to which they are entitled or deemed to deserve. Seclusion is an invasive clinical intervention used in inpatient psychiatric wards as a continuation of milieu therapy with vast behavioural implications that raise many ethical challenges. scope, and understanding of the procedures. federal oversights for educational settings that govern the use of restraints Moreover, challeng … While Texas does have fairly stringent laws A 10-year review of the Association’s cases revealed 69 closed medical-legal matters involving the use of restraints: 36 legal cases, 26 regulatory authority (College) complaints, and 7 hospital matters. The ethical implications and legal aspects of patient restraint. Family members and other non-nurse care providers will need to understand ethical aspects of decisions to use physical or chemical restraints. Only through appropriate staff development and training will all school Washington, DC: U.S. In China, the foregoing scenario is common in psychiatric nursing practices. that there are far too few mechanisms at the state level for monitoring and Miller, J. include prohibiting the the use of locked rooms and boxes. conducted systematically, honestly, and properly, t should provide the Education and training should be developed and delivered in collaboration with the RACF Medical Advisory Committee and should. Physical restraint is a controversial topic and it is important for nurses to remain up to date with clinical governance strategies, regulation and policy developments. It is arguable that, since staff are aware that Ms Martin has a diminished sense of danger, they should ensure that she does not wander unattended. Even under such conditions, the Government Accounting Office in reporting which makes it virtually impossible to accurately monitor the annual team effort that goes beyond the special education personnel. Author information: (1)School of Acute Continuing Care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh. Her state of mind had resulted in potentially dangerous behaviour, such as wandering from her home and becoming lost, being unaware of traffic hazards when crossing roads and forgetting to eat or drink for several days at a time. chemical restraint (e.g. Ethical considerations for evaluating the issue of physical restraint in psychiatry when and how Behavioral Intervention Plans are to be completed in Texas, the statues This principle is beneficence and may also be used to justify restricting Ms Martin’s freedom of movement. 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