Staff education on seclusion and use of seclusion in adult psychiatric patients assessed to be at risk for violent/aggressive behaviors

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Show simple item record Wonder, Amy C. en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:58Z 2011-06-03T19:38:58Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2003 .W66 en_US
dc.description.abstract Seclusion is a controversial treatment intervention that is utilized in the psychiatric setting to provide safety to patients at risk of harming themselves and/or others when other less restrictive alternatives have failed. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect that staff education has on seclusion incidence of adult psychiatric patients assessed to have a history of violent/aggressive behaviors. Carper's theoretical framework will be used for this retrospective chart review as it argues that each pattern of knowing is interrelated and interdependent. Educating staff on what to assess upon admission on less restrictive treatment alternatives and appropriate reasons to employ seclusion may reduce seclusion incidence.A six-month chart review of all adult psychiatric patients (about 200) admitted to a small (10 or less bed) acute adult psychiatric unit in the mid-west will be done. Chart review will indicate how many patients with a history of violent/aggressive behaviors noted upon admission required seclusion during the first three months. An intervention program of staff education will be provided three months into the study. A second chart review will be done during the next three months. The results of the chart review will be compared before and after the staff education intervention program to determine if less restrictive alternatives had been tried prior to seclusion during the analysis period. Data will be recorded on a two-item questionnaire designed by the researcher related to seclusion procedures.All patients assessed to have a history of violent/aggressive behaviors upon admission will be asked to participate in the chart review. Participation is voluntary with all data maintained anonymously. No risks have been identified for the study as a chart review. Benefits include active involvement in advocating least restrictive treatment options for the adult psychiatric population. The study will provide information for staff development educators and unit managers to provide further education for nurses in high-risk areas for violence. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iv, 65 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychotherapy patients -- Institutional care. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Violence in psychiatric hospitals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychiatric hospital patients -- Seclusion. en_US
dc.title Staff education on seclusion and use of seclusion in adult psychiatric patients assessed to be at risk for violent/aggressive behaviors en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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