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1Ethical and Legal Foundations of PMHNP CareStudent's NameInstitutional AffiliationCourse Number and NameProfessor's NameDue Date
2Children/Adolescents Consideration The scarcity of established guiding principles for when and how to use restraint in children can create ethical challenges for healthcare providers. Children often undergo potentially painful and frightening medical procedures in hospitals and can experience distress, pain, and anxiety and may express strong and persistent resistance during procedures (Svendsen, Pedersen, Moen, & Bjørk, 2017). Restraint was mostly seen as something necessary and inevitable because preschool children had a natural disposition to resist medical procedures and strongly disliked being held still (Svendsen et al., 2017). Svendsen et al. (2017) shared that usingrestraint to complete a medical procedure may worsen the child’s experiences and is potentially harmful and traumatizing. Studies articulated that restraint, with its negative consequences, was