Effects Of Restraints On Aging Adults
Psychiatric patients sometimes undergo a phase of aggression and violence because of their mental health problems for example dementia. Management of such patients is a difficult task for nurses. Restraints or seclusion are come under strategies that are used to control the hyper psychiatric condition of aging adult (Stewart et al., 2010). Nurses have been found restraint or seclusion as last resort for treatment or safety of patients.
Restraints can be defined as a position which totally restrict the movement of the patient for the sake of his safety and the safety of others as well. There are physical, mechanical and sometime chemical means used for restraining inpatients in any hyper mental condition (Evans & Cotter, 2008). Restraint or seclusion way of treatment comes under the category of the less ethical way of …show more content…
They demonstrated the feelings of anxiety, frustration, guilt, helplessness, and fear among inpatients during restraint. In addition, nurses argued on their behalf that they found this technique unethical but as a last resort for the sake of patient’s safety, they have to go with all this (Evans et al., 1998).
Some practical and helpful interventions have been reported that deals with the reduction in restraint and seclusion of elder psychiatric patients. As for aging, adults restraint is found to be adverse as compared to beneficial. Among these interventions, some very psyche relaxation strategies were designed.
a. Changes made
• First and foremost is, communication with inpatient should be very calm, slow and in a clear