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Daniel Serrani, Gabriela Galfetti, Cinthia Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: to investigate factors in?uencing length of stay and predictors for the risk of readmission at an acute psychiatric inpatient unit. METHOD: retrospective cross-sectional clinical fle audit ranging four years back, a random selection of 378 patients was reviewed, including 178 cases and 200 controls. A case control study was employed in the study of length of stay, and for predictors of risk of readmission a retrospective cohort study was used. RESULTS: the 7 variables that were associated with length of stay were: 1- instruction level, 2- place of origin, 3- use of restraints, 4- gender, 5- marital status, 6- drug class, and 7- number of visits...
July 2017: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Deb O'Kane, Candice Oster
Restrictive practices continue to be used in mental health care despite increasing recognition of their harms and an international effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate their use. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore mental health nurses' views of the potential elimination of these practices. Nine focus groups were conducted with 44 mental health nurses across Australia, and the data analysed using thematic analysis. Overall, the nurses expressed significant fear about the potential elimination of restrictive practices and saw themselves as being blamed for both the use of these practices and the consequences should they be eliminated...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Shabnam Sood, Devna Rastogi, Gilbert Ramos, Napatkamon Ayutyanont
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
G Alevizopoulos, V Bozikas, C Touloumis
The use of physical and mechanical restraints in mental health services in Greece arise many ethical and practical issues. The justification of the use of such procedures is rather controversial and subjective to scientific debate. The practice of restraint puts both patients and staff at risk for injury and death. Moreover, restraints can be traumatic even when they do not result in any physical injury to the patient. The types of the physical adverse events include dehydration, suffocation, circulation disturbances, skin problems, loss of strength and mobility, incontinence, etc...
October 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Marjorie Montreuil, Catherine Thibeault, Linda McHarg, Franco A Carnevale
The experiences of children related to conflict and crisis management in child mental health settings, especially those aged 12 and below, have been rarely studied. This study examined the moral experiences of children related to conflict and crisis management and the related use of restraint and seclusion in a child mental health setting. A 5-month focused ethnography using a participatory hermeneutic framework was conducted in a day hospital programme for children with severe disruptive disorders within a mental health institute...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Michael Nash, Caitriona McDonagh, Aisling Culhane, Imelda Noone, Agnes Higgins
Rapid tranquillization is a pharmacological intervention sometimes employed in mental health care for the management of acute behavioural disturbance. It is a form of restrictive practice, which, along with seclusion and restraint, is a conventional and controversial intervention in the therapeutic management of risk in mental health settings. This study surveyed mental health nurses practice in rapid tranquillization. A self-report questionnaire was utilized which addressed aspects such as definitions of rapid tranquillization, presence of rapid tranquillization policy, types of incidents where it is used and postintervention monitoring...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
T Mauras, A Perony, J Yadak, A Velasco, P Goudal, J-L Marcel
Psychiatric care has always included patients in crisis who are potentially dangerous or agitated. Faced with the many issues they may encounter, the therapeutic relationship has always been prioritized over all other considerations. However, the practice of seclusion and restraint has been steadily increasing in the past few decades. Their use is becoming customary rather than exceptional and consequently fosters less thought by the care teams. In the Healthcare System Modernization Act of January 26th, 2016, the lawmakers sought to underline the freedom-destroying nature of these practices and the necessity of their regulation...
February 2, 2018: L'Encéphale
Eva Krieger, Steffen Moritz, Ricarda Weil, Matthias Nagel
Coercive interventions for psychiatric patients are controversial. Research on different preventive measures has increased over the last years. The present study examined patients' attitudes towards and understanding of previously experienced coercive measures as well as their preferences related to coercive measures and possible alternatives. In total, 213 patients who had experienced coercion and 51 patient controls (patients staying voluntarily on a closed ward with no coercive treatment) from three acute wards were examined via expert interviews and questionnaires in the framework of a naturalistic trial...
December 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
Rika Eguchi, Daisuke Onozuka, Kouji Ikeda, Kenji Kuroda, Ichiro Ieiri, Akihito Hagihara
Objective Numerous studies on the effects of seclusion and/or restraint in acute psychiatric treatment have reported both positive and negative effects. However, no studies to date have evaluated the effects of seclusion and/or restraint on schizophrenia patients using a rating scale. Thus, to examine the effects of seclusion and/or restraint on schizophrenia patients, we used the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and assessed the psychological condition of patients. Methods Factor analysis was conducted to create subscales of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, and psychiatric changes were assessed with respect to each subscale using multiple logistic regression analyses...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Sophia Sopromadze, Alexander Tsiskaridze
Violence is a significant public health problem representing one of the leading causes of death worldwide for people aged 15-44 years. Although violence and aggression are more frequent in adolescence and early adult life and decline with advancing age, these conditions can still develop for the first time in old age especially in association with organic brain disorder. Rates of violent death vary according to country income levels and are twice as higher in low- to middle-income countries than in high-income countries...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Kim J Masters
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January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
Owen Price, John Baker, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell
BACKGROUND: De-escalation techniques are recommended to manage violence and aggression in mental health settings yet restrictive practices continue to be frequently used. Barriers and enablers to the implementation and effectiveness of de-escalation techniques in practice are not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To obtain staff descriptions of de-escalation techniques currently used in mental health settings and explore factors perceived to influence their implementation and effectiveness...
January 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Carlos Aguilera-Serrano, Jose Guzman-Parra, Juan A Garcia-Sanchez, Berta Moreno-Küstner, Fermin Mayoral-Cleries
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review presents evidence regarding factors that may influence the patient's subjective experience of an episode of mechanical restraint, seclusion, or forced administration of medication. METHOD: Two authors searched CINAHL, PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and Psych-Info, considering published studies between 1 January 1992 and 1 February 2016. Based on the inclusion criteria and methodological quality, 34 studies were selected, reporting a total sample of 1,869 participants...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
Alexandra Hernandez, Sanaz Riahi, Melanie I Stuckey, Barbara A Mildon, Philip E Klassen
The executive-level witnessing and review of restraint events has been identified as a key strategy for restraint minimization. In the present study, we examined the changes in restraint practices at a tertiary-level mental health-care facility with implementation of an initiative, in which representatives from senior management, professional practice, peer support, and clinical ethics witnessed seclusion and restraint events, and rounded with clinical teams to discuss timely release and brainstorm prevention strategies...
October 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Brian McKenna, Samantha McEvedy, Tessa Maguire, Jo Ryan, Trentham Furness
Seclusion and mechanical restraint are restrictive interventions that should be used only as a last resort and for the shortest possible time, yet little is known about duration of use in the broader context. Adult area mental health services throughout Victoria, Australia, were asked to complete a report form for prolonged episodes of seclusion (>8 hours) and mechanical restraint (>1 hour). The present, retrospective cohort study aimed to understand the individual (age, sex, type of service, duration of intervention) and contextual factors associated with prolonged use of restrictive interventions...
October 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Satu Kuivalainen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Olavi Louheranta, Anu Putkonen, Eila Repo-Tiihonen, Jari Tiihonen
In Finland, the Mental Health Act determines the legal basis for seclusion and restraint. Restrictive measures are implemented to manage challenging situations and should be used as a last resort in psychiatric inpatient care. In the present study, we examined the reasons for seclusion and restraint, as well as whether any de-escalation techniques were used to help patients calm down. Seclusion and restraint files from a 4-year period (1 June 2009-31 May 2013) were retrospectively investigated and analysed by content analysis...
October 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Reizel Polak, Dori Hutchinson, Louise Perryman, Stephanie Brueck
Seclusion and restraint are commonly used by residential staff to control unsafe behaviors of youths with disabilities and complex trauma histories. This pilot study examined the effect of a nonrestraining cushion as a calming device and wellness tool in a setting that prohibits supportive physical contact, to see to what extent the cushion might help these youths to better regulate their emotional distress and unwanted behaviors. Volunteers used the cushion for 15 minutes over 24 sessions. Nine students completed the study and reported reduction in anxiety and agitation, and a soothing feeling with residual effects to their daily routines...
October 1, 2017: Social Work
Eduard Vieta, Marina Garriga, Laura Cardete, Miquel Bernardo, María Lombraña, Jordi Blanch, Rosa Catalán, Mireia Vázquez, Victòria Soler, Noélia Ortuño, Anabel Martínez-Arán
BACKGROUND: Psychomotor agitation (PMA) is a state of motor restlessness and mental tension that requires prompt recognition, appropriate assessment and management to minimize anxiety for the patient and reduce the risk for escalation to aggression and violence. Standardized and applicable protocols and algorithms can assist healthcare providers to identify patients at risk of PMA, achieve timely diagnosis and implement minimally invasive management strategies to ensure patient and staff safety and resolution of the episode...
September 8, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
Andres R Schneeberger, Eva Kowalinski, Daniela Fröhlich, Katrin Schröder, Stefanie von Felten, Martin Zinkler, Karl H Beine, Andreas Heinz, Stefan Borgwardt, Undine E Lang, Donald A Bux, Christian G Huber
Aggressive behavior and violence in psychiatric patients have often been quoted to justify more restrictive settings in psychiatric facilities. However, the effects of open vs. locked door policies on aggressive incidents remain unclear. This study had a naturalistic observational design and analyzed the occurrence of aggressive behavior as well as the use of seclusion or restraint in 21 German hospitals. The analysis included data from 1998 to 2012 and contained a total of n = 314,330 cases, either treated in one of 17 hospitals with (n = 68,135) or in one of 4 hospitals without an open door policy (n = 246,195)...
December 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Paul Beckett, Douglas Holmes, Monique Phipps, Declan Patton, Luke Molloy
A growing body of evidence highlights that trauma is the single most significant predictor that an individual will need support from mental health services. Yet despite this association, mental health services have been slow to provide approaches to care and treatment that deal directly with trauma. Embedding the principles of trauma-informed care and practice (TICP) in acute inpatient ward practice can lead to practice improvement and cultural change over a number of areas. The current service evaluation highlights how these principles can inform practice and the positive affect this has on areas such as seclusion and restraint, therapeutic engagement, and ward routines...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
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