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.
- Other health care professionals
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.
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
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Professor and Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.