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This evidence update focuses on the implementation of sensory modulation in mental health and addiction services, its impact on people and potential role in reducing seclusion and restraints. The information draws on lived experience perspectives and local research, particularly Dr Gilbert Azuela's doctoral thesis.
Literature themes in least restrictive practice: A brief literature review to inform the implementation of the Six Core Strategies©
This evidence update takes a closer look at strategies that local services have found helpful, as well as areas for improvement. Current strengths and priorities in relation to Six Core Strategies© include leadership towards organisational change, sensory modulation, use of data to inform practice, and workforce development.
Minutes from the Safe Practice Effective Communication (SPEC) National Governance Group meeting held on 19 November 2018.
This evidence update provides information about: rates of seclusion for Māori and Pasifika people, use of HoNOS to inform reduction strategies, variation in seclusion between DHBs, key points about effective responses and a selection of the tools and resources to support seclusion reduction.
Minutes from the Safe Practice Effective Communication (SPEC) National Governance Group meeting held on 21 August 2018.