Use of Restraints: AMA Recommends Responsible And Informed Use Of Restraint In Aged Care

Use of Restraints: AMA Recommends Responsible And Informed Use Of Restraint In Aged Care

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has revised its Position Statement on Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities. This document can also be downloaded as a PDF document: 2015 Restraint in the Care of People in RACF.pdf.

AMA Vice President, Dr Stephen Parnis, said that the AMA recognises the need for balance between a rights to self-determination and protection from harm, including harm to other residents and staff.

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