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Survey of Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Initiatives in New Zealand

Author: Te Pou
Publication date: 1 December 2008

Reducing use of seclusion and restraint in mental health service inpatient settings has gained wide national and international interest. A review of the literature has identified a number of best practices for reducing and eliminating use of seclusion and restraint. This document outlines these best practices and discusses the new draft Health and Disability Sector Standards that govern use of seclusion and restraint in New Zealand. Specific advice on best practice for working with Maori and other ethnic groups is required to support change in this area.

Tags: Mental health, Improving services, Research and evaluation, Workforce development, Training

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