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Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Children and Adolescents

Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Children and Adolescents COMMENTARY Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Children and Adolescents Roger L. Brown, PhD; Myron Genel, MD; Joseph A. Riggs, MD; for the Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association resolution, introduced by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the 1998 American Medical As- sociation (AMA) annual meeting, asked the AMA to work in conjunction with state A and local medical societies and all appropriate specialty organizations to review ex- isting seclusion and restraint guidelines and coordinate the development of updated national guide- lines for the safe and clinically appropriate use of seclusion and restraint techniques with children and adolescents. Responsibility for the resolution was given ing a patient in a room with the door held to the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, shut; (3) placing a patient in a room in and the Council has examined the avail- which his or her free movement, includ- able data to develop this report. There are, ing exit, is somehow inhibited; and (4) however, relatively few empirical studies separating a patient from the group, al- on the use of seclusion and restraint with though not necessarily within physical children and adolescents. This http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Children and Adolescents

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 154 (7) – Jul 1, 2000

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.154.7.653
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Children and Adolescents Roger L. Brown, PhD; Myron Genel, MD; Joseph A. Riggs, MD; for the Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association resolution, introduced by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the 1998 American Medical As- sociation (AMA) annual meeting, asked the AMA to work in conjunction with state A and local medical societies and all appropriate specialty organizations to review ex- isting seclusion and restraint guidelines and coordinate the development of updated national guide- lines for the safe and clinically appropriate use of seclusion and restraint techniques with children and adolescents. Responsibility for the resolution was given ing a patient in a room with the door held to the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, shut; (3) placing a patient in a room in and the Council has examined the avail- which his or her free movement, includ- able data to develop this report. There are, ing exit, is somehow inhibited; and (4) however, relatively few empirical studies separating a patient from the group, al- on the use of seclusion and restraint with though not necessarily within physical children and adolescents. This

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 2000

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