Defining seclusion and restraint: Legal and policy definitions versus consumer and carer perspectives

Cath Roper, Bernadette McSherry, Lisa Brophy

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The practices of seclusion and restraint may be used in a variety of health settings to control behaviour. Laws and policies that seek to regulate these practices define seclusion and restraint in various ways and there are gaps as to which practices are regulated and in what circumstances. This column provides an overview of consumer and carer perspectives as to what is meant by these practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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