This assignment challenges you to explore the evidence around restraints for challenging behaviours, be they physical or psychological, and asks the question:
In caring for someone who is displaying challenging behaviour’s are restraints physical or chemical) acceptable? Drawing on contemporary evidence provide recommendations tor alternatives to restraint that ensure patient safety.
Consider the following: • Patient and Staff safety • Ethical considerations ( biomedical principles of justice, autonomy, beneficience and non-maleficence) • Human and healthcare rights • Australian healthcare standard; RN Standards for Practice, and local policies • Australian Capital Territory law with regard to restraint • Mental health Act 2015 (ACT)
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