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Restraint-free care: how does a nurse decide?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8975033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Decisions by nurses to avoid physical restraint use in older adults is a complex process that requires individualized, comprehensive assessment and creative problem-solving. Institutional and social policy increasingly support a standard of restraint elimination influencing care decisions with frail older adults. It has become clear that the decision to avoid or use physical restraint is influenced as well by nurses' attitude or beliefs about the efficacy of restraint. To further understand how decisions are made to avoid physical restraint, it is important to also explore the degree to which nurses possess knowledge, autonomy, and accountability in this decision-making process. Understanding how decisions are influenced will advance the development of restraint-free care interventions for older adults.
Authors:
E M Sullivan-Marx
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-14     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Decision Making*
Geriatric Nursing*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Models, Nursing
Nursing Process*
Nursing Research
Restraint, Physical*

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