The use of seclusion for Māori in adult inpatient mental health services in New Zealand

The overall aim of the research in this report was to investigate disparities in the use of seclusion in adult mental health inpatient units in New Zealand using kaupapa Māori quantitative methods (Simmonds, Robson, Cram and Purdie, 2008).

The data on the use of seclusion is limited, however, the report shows ethnic differences in the use of seclusion in New Zealand, with Māori more likely to be secluded than non-Māori (El-Badri and Mellsop, 2002; Mental Health Commission, 2004; Ministry of Health, 2010a).

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