Program Description: 

The use of seclusion and restraint as a way to manage concerning behaviors has been controversial since the first recorded use of the restrictive intervention in the 18th century. This presentation will review historic and current use of restraint in health care settings, ethical and medicolegal concerns with the practice, as well as several programming initiatives that have been successful in reducing the use of these measures.


Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Other health care professionals
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Review the history of restraint use in medicine

  • Identify historic and current ethical and medicolegal issues surrounding the use of seclusion and restraint in medical settings.

  • Identify effective approaches aimed to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in health care settings.


Faculty & credentials: 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Julie Ruth Owen, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, and Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical Director, Froedtert Emergency Psychiatric Service

Activity Director:

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Professor and Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin


Kris Tym
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-4299
Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Session date: 
11/16/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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