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Patient restraint positions in a psychiatric inpatient service

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Journal publication date2006
JournalNursing Times
Journal number3
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish


The use of physical intervention on psychiatric inpatient units continues to be a source of debate and controversy. Some studies and national clinical guidelines have identified particular restraint positions as both dangerous and undesirable. The following study attempts to identify clinical variables that may make physical restraint in a particular position more likely.