Mentally ill often unnecessarily restrained

Walkinshaw, Erin
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, pE1055
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of an analysis of the interventions for mental health inpatients in Ontario conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The analysis shows that acute control medications was the most used intervention followed by physical and mechanical restraint, and seclusion. Debra Churchill, director at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, states that restraint measures are employed for the safety of clients and staff.


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