Essay about Use Of Restraints On The Aging Adult

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Relatively little research has been done on the use of restraints on the aging adult; this paper will be a comparative tool to show the different forms that are currently being used, its effects on the population and the interventions that are successfully integrated.

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 treating patients that is the reason; it has been a debatable topic in the national and international platform for mental health under ethical and clinical dilemma. Further, this strategy sometimes causes more aggression, fear and anger in patients (Stewart et al., 2010).
Moreover, restraint adverse effect may include nosocomial infections, and decreased cognitive functioning. Sometimes even…

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