injury risk, depression, low self-esteem and extreme cases of hopelessness. Moreover, the patients' sense of dignity and autonomy could be directly affect by the physical restraint. Rendering them frustrated, ashamed and even more angry than they were in the first place On the other hand, how nurses view physical restraint varies. Some find it necessary in some cases while others find it unacceptable as it could have other serious negative effects on the patient, which makes many nurses go through stress, anxiety, guilt, dissatisfaction and a sense of inadequacy if they were to be in a position where their only option is the usage of physical restraint. In Bahrain and the gulf, physical restraint is used on patients in order to protect the patient from harming himself in case they are refusing treatment while it's necessary and crucial, or in cases they are out of control, like for instance being delirious in a way that impedes their progress or risks harming others. Especially in the case of psychiatric patients. However, in that matter, we don't seem to get a hold of statistics though. At the end, despite its emotional and physical risks, physical restraints are still used, within
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read both pages?
- Fall '13
- Nursing, Medical restraint, Physical restraint, Bahrain