Ethics of Chemical and Physical Restraints Essay
Ethics of Chemical and Physical Restraints
A restraint is the use of some kind of equipment or drug used for the purpose of restricting a patient from free will movements. There are times when using restraints would seem like the best thing to do for a patient, but in-fact it could be quite the opposite. Agens Jr., J. (2010).
The use of restraints is mostly used to deal with an agitated patient, mainly can be found in residential-care facilities. Those 65 years and older have been reported to have higher restraint use rate in residential and acute care facilities. Many have been found with at least two different types of restraints at the same time. Mott, S., Poole, J., & Kenrick, M. …show more content…
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA 87) brought the results that say patients have every right to be free without the use of restraints and are not to be used for convenience or for discipline purposes. It also states that a patient being uncooperative, restless, wandering or being unsociable does not justify in the use of any kind of restraint.
In the case of delirium or dementia that opposed any danger to others or to