Restraint: a human rights issue
What is the video about?
In this film we examine how good practice in health and social care needs to take account of an individual's human rights. Using a person centred approach by putting people at the centre of decisions about their care can minimise restraint.
Messages for practice
1. Health and social care practitioners need to be aware of just what restraint is and must talk about the subject freely and openly, without taboo.
2. Health and social care practitioners need to ensure that people's human rights are respected.
3. The Mental Capacity Act states that restraint should only be used as a last resort when other options have been eliminated and its use must always be minimised.
4. Putting people who use services at the centre of decisions about their care can minimise restraint.
Who will find this useful?
Care Providers, social workers, registered managers, care staff, nursing staff, social work students, student nurses, front line practitioners.