Hennessy C, McNeely E, Whittington F, Strasser D & Archea C (1997) Perceptions of physical restraint use and barriers to restraint reduction in a long-term care facility. Journal of Aging Studies, 11 (1), pp. 49-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0890-4065%2897%2990011-6
The use of restraints in nursing homes has been curtailed in the United States since the passage in 1987 of federal legislation regulating restraint practices. This study used focus groups with administrators and nursing staff in a skilled nursing facility to examine their views of restraints and perceptions of conditions in the nursing home environment that affect restraint use. Although respondents lacked a shared definition of a "restraint, " they did identify contextual factors that in combination with resident characteristics produced situations in which restraint use was justified. Implications of these findings for staff education on restraint reduction are discussed. © 1997 JAI Press Inc. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.
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