(2006). First, that behavior problems are best addressed when the cause of the therapeutic plan. The patient’s needs and rights should always be the first consideration when considering the application of restraint. necessary resources (Crone & Ethical considerations for evaluating the issue of physical restraint in psychiatry 8.1 Legal and ethical frameworks Approximate duration: 25 minutes Trainer’s note: Consider collecting some examples of codes of conduct and codes of ethics from service providers and/or industry bodies to help inform this section of the training. An attempt by an individual to restrain another is legally justifiable in limited situations, for example to prevent a person committing a crime. As indicated in the ABAI policy statement, restraints and seclusions can be an ethical part of behavior change procedures. The purpose of justice is to ensure that individuals receive that to which they are entitled or deemed to deserve. Finally, the Virginia postulate that conditions under which such techniques would be suitable  include: avoidance of harm, best interest of These characteristics when effective intervention in schools. to minimising the use of restraint. It places risks in realistic perspective, ultimately arguing that developing suitable alternatives to restraint use in most cases best serves the legal--as well as the clinical, ethical, and financial--interests of all concerned parties. consider if national standards should be adopted for public educational setting Slowther, A. M. (2007). The number of older people using emergency care is increasing steadily and older people account for over half of all emergency admissions. The duty of care must have been breached. In a physical manner as in the manual restraint of one individual by others; A duty of care must exist. The use of seclusion and restraint is a complex and ethical issue for it involves the restriction of an individual’s basic human rights (Kontio et al., 2010). consider restraints f or cognitively impaired clients in the home, when the “safety” of patients is compromised by impaired judgment. when and how Behavioral Intervention Plans are to be completed in Texas, the statues In today's business world, companies face ethical considerations concerning data use and global wages. environmental factors that initiate, sustain, or end the behavior in question (Umbreit et al., 2007). seclusion and restraints are the most restrictive techniques based on a Leuzy A, Gauthier S. Ethical issues in Alzheimer's disease: an overview. By NT Contributor. number of documented cases of abuse by undertrained or overzealous staff If Ms Martin is allowed to wander out of the care setting she may encounter hazards such as traffic and suffer harm as a result. http://edlabor.house.gov/blog/2009/05/this-week-hearings-on-seclusio.shtml, Kontio, R., Valimaki, M., cultural norms, or psychiatric issues/mental illness outside of the behavior interventions based on positive intervention strategies are more successful. considering the use of such evasive techniques. However, there are situations in which an In the analyzed cases, restraint was commonly used to contain violent behaviour, reduce the potential for the patients to harm themselves or others, and allow physicians to c… Ethics, 2, 71-73. doi: 10.1258/147775007781029519. that there are far too few mechanisms at the state level for monitoring and using tracking bracelets, camera surveillance, restrictions on media devices). doodling) ; (i)  Lack of teacher skills & Hughes, T. L. (1999). The presence of a baffle lock appears to override Ms Martin’s autonomy. The purpose of this paper is to examine the ethical problems, regarding use of force and restraint towards individuals with mental disorders, such as learning disabilities and autism. Richmond, The use of restraints and seclusion are covered in the Individual Seclusion is in Norway defined as an intervention used to contain the patient, accompanied by staff, in a single room, a separate unit, or an area inside the ward. Indeed, school personnel are expected to keep children safe and may need to use restraint to do so. Although each of these characteristics alone The ruling by the House of Lords restored the status quo. the language of the law does provide for some specifics that are related to the A definition of the behavior(s) of concern that is too vague; (b) Incomplete However, it may be argued that while autonomy constitutes a prima facie ethical principle, in certain circumstances it may be superseded by other principles. al., 2006) suggested that that there are 10 common Obstacles to Effective Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral the general education and the regular education staff related to the context, having to administer such therapeutic techniques as having to navigate an alcohol-drug treatment facilities. In Texas, all disciplined related matters concerning students with Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2012. Horner, 2003). associated with the use of seclusion and restraint (e.g., National Disability Rights Network, 2009; Ryan & Peter-son, 2004, 2012). Facebook; ... the use of restraints is an ethical issue that should be revisited often to protect the vulnerable elderly from violations of their civil and human rights - and dignity. However, nurses usually experience ethical dilemmas over using physical restraint because they need to weigh patient autonomy against patient safety. Due to the controversial nature of restraints and seclusion, (GAO) Report on Restraint and Seclusion (HEHS-99-176). The ethical and legal considerations concerning the use of restraints are reviewed, current concepts are summarized, and guidelines for improved usage of restraints are suggested. seclusion are necessary, then we must reject or suspend, at least on some 4247, 111th Cong. guidelines regarding the process for conducting the FBA (Umbreit et al., 2007). A., Tansy, M., Miller, J. However, this judgement was subsequently overturned by the House of Lords, on the basis of the common law principle of ‘necessity’, by which health care staff are able to act in the best interest of an individual who would otherwise experience significant pain and suffering. Students with Disabilities, 2007). high and due the potential nature for the misuse of these techniques federal There is nothing inherently lost (integrity or otherwise) with the use of restraints or seclusion. Sign in or Register a new account to join the discussion. Current R. H. (2003). Assertion: Every time a restraint or seclusion happens, we lose something. Retrieved from The primary purpose of physical restraint in intellectual disability care is to prevent injury or harm to the service user or others, yet research evidence shows it can cause trauma and injury. out; and Title 19, Texas Administrative Code § 89.1053, Procedures for Use of Author information: (1)School of Acute Continuing Care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh. Interference with her autonomy may be seen as justifiable on this basis. Finally, federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid (General Accounting Office [GAO], In England, the Bournewood judgement (named after the hospital where the issue arose) by the Court of Appeal in 1998 ruled that patients who lacked the capacity to consent to admission could not be detained within a care setting unless sectioned under the Mental Health Act (HM Government, 1983). behavior that is an issue of tolerance rather than being something that This article discusses the potential legal implications of physical restraint reduction in hospitals, with special emphasis on the critical care context. The care team may argue that the purpose of the baffle lock is to prevent harm and that they are acting in what they perceive to be Ms Martin’s best interests. On the one hand she is legally entitled to leave the premises and any effort to physically restrain her may be regarded as assault, while on the other hand if she leaves the premises and comes to any harm the staff may be guilty of negligence. federal laws that govern these practices in hospitals and settings that receive McBrien B(1). Suggestion for nursing practice 4.1. Building positive behavior Critically analyse how ethical, professional and legal issues underpin nursing practice. using tracking bracelets, camera surveillance, restrictions on media devices). Malicious and abusive use of restraint can occur, but even for the vast majority of caring and conscientious nurses, decisions about restraint are not easy or straightforward. The right of individuals to freedom is based upon the principle of autonomy: people have the right to make their own decisions, which should be respected by others. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall. notification process for parents regarding the use of restraints and The purpose of this paper is to examine the ethical problems, regarding use of force and restraint towards individuals with mental disorders, such as learning disabilities and autism. In other words, the key problem is to clarify to what extent is violence acceptable … A recent opinion piece about the role of restraint in UK nursing practice (Morgan, 2010), published on the Nursing Timeswebsite, generated a great deal of discussion and dissent among readers, particularly in relation to patient safety. Although Where restraint becomes an issue in domiciliary settings, access to education for formal and informal carers is essential. Restraint and Time-out. Buck, G. H., Polloway, E. A discussion of the ethical, legal, practical, and education agenda, and reforming student aid [Newsgroup comment]. could be expounded upon to create a full treatise, for brevity I would In Legal and Ethical Issues in Dementia. Its abuse is illegitimate in both ethical and legal terms. There is a problem for the care team because, while restraint of Ms Martin may constitute an infringement of her legal right to freedom of movement, permitting her to wander - in the knowledge that she may come to harm - could constitute negligence. reporting which makes it virtually impossible to accurately monitor the annual The goal of such a plan is to address An FBA does not simply Anne Martin (not her real name) is 87 years old and has senile dementia. Ethics regards standards of moral judgement and professional conduct. The new blended learning nursing degree at the University of Huddersfield offers…. The restraint of an individual outside such extenuating circumstances, or the use of excessive force, is unjustifiable. In addition to the National Standards for Disability Services, there are a number of other Placement Of Students With Disabilities. confinement. Besides, nurses should take ethical reflections by ensuring that there is a legitimate or legal need to restrain and well-being, comfort, dignity and bodily and mentally needs of a patient on restrain are maintained (CGH Patient Restraint Policy, 2011). transparency, and accountability (Slowther, Both issues also have social dimensions. ‘Thank you for your efforts and sacrifices this year’, 11 February, 2003 Students with Disabilities, 2007). Restraint can be applied in a physical way, via medication or by more subtle means. Seclusion is an invasive clinical intervention used in inpatient psychiatric wards as a continuation of milieu therapy with vast behavioural implications that raise many ethical challenges. Therefore, it is important, from a legal and moral perspective, to ensure that nursing practice does not involve the unjustifiable restraint of patients. govern a myriad of topics that are related to restraint and seclusion to electronic restraint (e.g. Furthermore, it is arguable that in care settings, there is an ethical requirement not only to avoid harm, but also to create benefit for the client. of the student's behavior is conducted (Buck, Polloway, Kirkpatrick, both synthesize the assessment information gathered and selecting an The purpose of this report is to exam-ine professional practice and ethical considerations asso-ciated with these procedures. As indicated in the ABAI policy statement, restraints and seclusions can be an ethical part of behavior change procedures. Expert Rev Neurother. Department of Education (Gable et 18). Horsburgh D (1). Horsburgh D(1). positive behavioral intervention strategies and support, behavioral Ann Gallagher is a reader in nursing ethics, director of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey, and editor of Nursing Ethics. By the use of apparatus such as cot-sides to keep a person within a defined area; By means of medication that may reduce an individual’s capacity for freedom of movement (Brennan, 1999). The ethics of restraint The following example illustrates the application of ethical principles in practice. In China, the foregoing scenario is common in psychiatric nursing practices. Participating agencies are hospitals, which The use of restraint/seclusion in the public school system has gained more attention as families, advocates, and the federal government have taken action to guide and monitor the use of these methods in public schools. There is nothing inherently lost (integrity or otherwise) with the use of restraints or seclusion. time, as needed, based on ongoing monitoring and evaluation, and to adequately Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing. Education and training should be developed and delivered in collaboration with the RACF Medical Advisory Committee and should. On the other hand, patients and staff have been injured by lack of restraint. This article discusses the potential legal implications of physical restraint reduction in hospitals, with special emphasis on the critical care context. Findlaw summarizes state and federal statutes applying to the use of restraint as almost always: 1.) 2010). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. strategies should be well thought out, implemented in a systematic fashion, and Ms Martin’s dementia interferes with her insight and it may be considered acceptable to override her autonomy by reference to the principle of non-maleficence - the requirement to prevent harm. Physical restraint is a controversial topic and it is important for nurses to remain up to date with clinical governance strategies, regulation and policy developments. It can constitute a … (1999). behavior is known and cause can be determined best when a functional assessment We describe six clusters of potential ethical issues and policy and practice questions Putkonen, H., Kuosmanen, L., Scott, A., & Joffe, G. (2010). However, at this time, the oversight is only Liaupsin, C. J., & Lane, K. L. (2007). bmcbrien@mater.ie The Law Lords looked at two main questions: was the person involved actually detained and, if he or she was detained, was the detention lawful? often conducted using recommended procedures, and yet often results in those Such an assessment may be carried out using the same ethical principles that helped to determine whether the restraint of Ms Martin was justifiable; In areas where baffle locks are justifiable, a written policy and procedure should be formulated by management to explain to staff, residents and their visitors the rationale for the use of the locks. Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act, H.R. evaluate the impact of the intervention plan; (g)  Inadequate system-wide support to avoid future Restraint can be applied in a physical way, via medication or by more subtle means. (2009). Another commonly Dorothy Horsburgh, PhD, MEd, BA, DipCNE, RCNT, RNT, RGN, is lecturer, school of acute continuing care nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh. As social expectations and technological developments evolve, so must for-profit companies' ethical codes. scope, and understanding of the procedures. Behavior intervention Plan. Functional behavioral assessment: The link between problem behavior and Author information: (1)School of Acute Continuing Care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh. Her state of mind had resulted in potentially dangerous behaviour, such as wandering from her home and becoming lost, being unaware of traffic hazards when crossing roads and forgetting to eat or drink for several days at a time. Addressing students’ behavioral programs is a (2010). The ethical implications and legal aspects of patient restraint. intervention plans, and positive intervention and supports: An essential part I will consider two individual Internet ethical problems: the use of the Internet to meet sexual partners and the use of the Internet for what has been stigmatized as “piracy,” that is, the individual copying of digital content for personal rather than commercial use. federal oversights for educational settings that govern the use of restraints attempts to determine what function a student’s unacceptable behavior serves (Umbreit, Ferro, Liaupsin, & Marson, D. March 17, 2012. While this situation may not be viewed as constituting restraint in the same way that a nurse physically holding on to Ms Martin might be, the arrangement of the environment nonetheless ensures Ms Martin’s containment within a restricted area. Educational Plans often as part of the Behavioral Intervention Plans (Crone & Horner, 2003). Legal aspects of restraint The fourth relevant ethical principle is that of justice. Many of the ethical issues in business today did not exist 30, 20 or even 10 years ago. The present review will focus on the following ethical is-sues as they pertain to assessments with infants and children: obtaining parental consent, respecting children's autonomy, maintaining confidentiality, separating children and parents during assess-ments, and using multiple sources of information and appropriate measures. 4247, 2010). 2009 reported that in the previous year in California and Texas alone over Assertion: Every time a restraint or seclusion happens, we lose something. Crone, D. A., & Horner, In the residential care setting she has attempted to wander outside and, for this reason, a baffle lock is in place at the end of the corridor that leads from her living area to the exit. Legal aspects of restraint The fourth relevant ethical principle is that of justice. members who view these techniques as punishment and not as part of a holistic Edinburgh: HMSO. assessment data collected by the IEP team or others; (d)  Inappropriate intervention (e.g., too weak with the assessment data);  (e)  Inconsistent or incorrect application of one include: The ethical, medical, and legal issues associated with the use of restraint. include short-term psychiatric, rehabilitation, long-term, children’s and Texas Education Code §§ Section 37.004 Alzheimer’s Association/Mayo Clinic. A., Kirkpatrick, M. A., Patton, J. R., & Fad, K. M. (2000). Bcs consulting Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. The ethical principles of non-maleficence and beneficence might be used as justifications for overriding her autonomy. appropriate treatment alternative (Miller, Tansy, & Hughes, 1999). It is arguable that, since staff are aware that Ms Martin has a diminished sense of danger, they should ensure that she does not wander unattended. set of circumstances upon which a set of criteria was established and followed HM Government (1984)The Mental Health (Scotland) Act. Even under such conditions, the Government Accounting Office in et al., 2010). restraint The time treatment began The client's current behavior, what foods or fluid offered and taken needs provided for, and vital signs Medication administration Time released from restraints The nurse can use seclusion or restraints without first obtaining a provider's written prescription if it is an emergency situation. takes to develop and implement behavioral intervention plans); (h) Targeting Texas Education Code- Intervention in School and Clinic, 36(1), 3-9. U.S. General Accounting Office staff come to understand the principles and effectiveness of such tools as Author information: (1)Centre for Nurse Education, Mater Misercordiae University Hospital, Nelson Street, Dublin 7, Ireland. continuum of choices. rates of injury or deaths as a result of improper or the misuse of such Background to the case, along with the full text letter from the carers of the patient at the centre of the Bournewood case can be found at the websites shown opposite (see Further information). a student’s behavior interferes with their learning or the learning of others  or the student has missed more than 10 days The use of such episodes of the behavior problem (e.g., too many initiatives or competing application by a qualified person. The issues in the article are generic and the principles may apply to a variety of care settings. Restraint Use in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Legal, Medical and Ethical Issues Joy Intriago. evaluated periodically so that changes can be made when needed (Buck et al., 2000). For the care team Ms Martin’s situation presents a dilemma. Moreover, challeng … Given the ethical principles, measures should focus on the regularization of physical restraints instead of their elimination. of patients in health care. The use of a baffle lock may be acceptable in order to ensure Ms Martin’s safety, but not if the purpose of its installation is to allow management to reduce staffing levels. school/classroom environment that is impacting the student’s behavior. The inappropriate use of restrictive practices is concerning because it can cause physical and … Umbreit, J., Ferro, J., These laws team effort that goes beyond the special education personnel. Protection of autonomy H.R. These are the severally necessary and jointly sufficient conditions for the ethical application of restraints: the patient or surrogate must provide informed consent; the restraints must be medically appropriate; and the restraints must be the least liberty-restricting means of … Kittredge, B. M. 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The ethical implications and legal aspects of patient restraint. The scenario used is authentic; however, the characters’ names are all fictitious. associated problem with conducting FBAs and BIPs is the expertise needed to including the necessity to have written authorization from a physician, 2.) School personnel are subject to criminal and civil liability if restraints are misused. Legal precedent for the use of restraint/seclusion in the public schools has been established (McAfee, Schwilk, & Mitruski, 2006). have been widely accepted as thresholds for which more serious restrictions building-level priorities that may interfere with the time and commitment it support systems in schools. I would argue that yes given the appropriate FURTHER INFORMATION Details of the Bournewood case: The Millan Committee undertook a review of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act (HM Government, 1984) and in the light of its findings the Mental Health Bill was published in September 2002, a summary of which may be found at: www.scotland.gov.uk/pages/news/2002/09/SEHD182.aspx. http://www.partnerstx.org/PDF/PRN_BehaviorInterventionPlan.pdf. for it involves the restriction of an individual’s basic human rights (Kontio et al., 2010). Although Ms Martin continues to wander, she is unable to leave the premises. or more parts of the intervention plan; (f) Failure to adequately monitor the and support necessary to teach behavioral skill; and (j)  Failure to consider environmental issues, Lane, 2007). of effective school-wide discipline in Virginia (Policy Brief). Defining restraint The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (Brown, 1993) defines restraint as ‘deprivation or restriction of liberty or freedom of action or movement’. the training for staff, under what conditions restraints may be used, and the Besides, nurses should take ethical reflections by ensuring that there is a legitimate or legal need to restrain and well-being, comfort, dignity and bodily and mentally needs of a patient on restrain are maintained (CGH Patient Restraint Policy, 2011). Sources . all involved, proportionality, maintenance of respect for the person, The paper will then culminate in a discussion of the legal implications of using physical and chemical restraints. This should also clearly identify the measures that should be taken to ensure that residents who do not need this form of protection are able to leave and enter the area as they please. within a school year (“BIP“, 2009; Crone & Horner, 2003). Intervention Plans and supports:  (a) Patients have died or been seriously injured by restraints. level, the key principles of universal liberty and autonomy (Slowther, 2007). ethical and legal consideRations Any unauthorised restriction of a consumer’s freedom of movement could be seen as false imprisonment and could result in an action for assault. In order for a charge of negligence to be upheld in law, the following three conditions must prevail: The best option is probably to justify the restriction of Ms Martin’s autonomy in the light of her diminished insight into the potential consequences of her actions. that detail the proper use of restraints and seclusion, there still are a In the emergency setting, nurses caring for older people with Alzheimer's disease can be faced with many complex ethical and legal challenges. 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A 10-year review of the Association’s cases revealed 69 closed medical-legal matters involving the use of restraints: 36 legal cases, 26 regulatory authority (College) complaints, and 7 hospital matters. Government Printing Office. cases for which the legitimate use of restraint may be an option, bearing in mind that restraint is an extremely serious affront to human dignity and is widely held to be of no therapeutic value. measurement/data collection regarding the behavior(s) of concern and the and seclusion. The use of seclusion and restraint is a complex and ethical issue behavioral intervention plans: A sequential approach. The ethical principles of non-maleficence and beneficence might be used as justifications for overriding her autonomy. It is arguable that the association of restraint with people who have severe mental health difficulties may cloud appreciation of its widespread use in other areas of nursing. 2. 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