Restraining an Aggressive Suicidal, Paraplegic Patient: A Look at the Ethical and Legal Issues
Constantino, Rose E.
Gesmond, Sharyn A.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 1997 May-Jun; 16(3): 144-151.
This paper focuses on a case of an intently suicidal, paraplegic patient in a critical care unit and the need for collaboration among nursing leaders to provide a safe environment through the use of wrist restraints. Ethical questions regarding patient rights, liberties, and privileges are reviewed. Legal points of negligence and intentional torts are also included in the analysis of the case.
Aggression; Behavior Control; Beneficence; Case Studies; Consent; Consultation; Environment; Ethics; Family Relationship; Freedom; Hospitals; Informed Consent; Injuries; Legal Liability; Liability; Negligence; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Paralysis; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Physical Restraint; Professional Family Relationship; Referral and Consultation; Rights; Suicide; Torts; Violence;
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