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Authors' reply: Cadeyrn J. Gaskin, Stephen J. Elsom and Brenda Happell [Tailoring seclusion policies to the patient group]

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Cadeyrn Gaskin, S Elsom, Brenda Happell
Reducing seclusion in psychiatric facilities often involves the coordination of a range of interventions to meet the needs of such organisations and their staff. 1 In their response to our review, Scott & Dean have helpfully highlighted the need to tailor interventions to suit specific facilities through reminding readers of the differing determinants of emotional distress and aggression that are present for children and adults. These differences influence the reasons why children and adults are secluded. In combining the literature on seclusion reduction initiatives at child, adolescent and adult psychiatric facilities, we do not contend that seclusion practices across these facilities, or the reasons for seclusion, are the same. We did, however, find no meaningful differences in the employment of seclusion reduction interventions between child, adolescent and adult facilities. Many of the interventions we found (e.g. monitoring seclusion episodes, staff education, changing the therapeutic environment) were used equally as often in child psychiatric units as they were in adult facilities.

History

Volume

192

Issue

3

Start Page

232

End Page

234

Number of Pages

3

ISSN

0007-1250

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Melbourne;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

British journal of psychiatry.

Exports

CQUniversity

Keywords

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