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Minimising Restrictive Practices: Restraint

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Restraint is the practice of intentionally restricting a client’s movement or behaviour to prevent harm or danger to the client, staff or other people. As much as possible, healthcare services should aim to create and maintain a restraint-free environment to prevent clients from unnecessary trauma.

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Restraint is an ethically, legally and clinically harmful practice that violates a client’s fundamental human rights and may lead to poor outcomes. As much as possible, healthcare services should aim to create and maintain a restraint-free environment. This is the recommended standard of care and will prevent clients from suffering unnecessary harm and trauma.

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