Legal implications of restrictive physical interventions in people with dementia

Jackman, Louisa, Emmett, Charlotte, Sharp, Tom and Marshall, Joanna (2014) Legal implications of restrictive physical interventions in people with dementia. Nursing Older People, 26 (10). pp. 24-29. ISSN 1472-0795

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nop.26.10.24.e632

Abstract

Dementia care environments are now home to thousands of people who have complex mental and physical health needs. Many of these people have lost capacity or have fluctuating capacity to make decisions about their care. There can be occasions when restrictive practices are necessary in order to protect a person’s well-being and to administer necessary treatment and care. However, nurses working in care settings may not be fully aware of their rights and liabilities and those of care staff when restraint is used for therapeutic purposes. This paper seeks to address areas of uncertainty and clarify the legal responsibilities of care teams through exploring the issues raised through a case vignette.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, care homes, dementia, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, law, restrictive physical interventions
Subjects: B700 Nursing
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Charlotte Emmett
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 08:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17807

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