SCIE Report 26: Restraint in care homes for older people: a review of selected literature
Prepared by Hazel Qureshi, using literature derived from a search by SCIE
Published: October 2009
Staff in care homes for older people can be confused as to what constitutes restraint, and unsure how to balance their responsibilities to residents with the rights of residents to make their own decisions. This report is based on a selection of literature that addresses these questions, as well as considering how, when and why restraint is used.