Edited by David Allen
The topic of physical intervention is still hugely important: the abuse of such interventions features all too regularly in national scandals, and people with intellectual disabilities and other individuals with complex needs are still dying in the UK as a result of the use of inappropriate restraint.
Through rigorous analysis of current policies and practices, careful examination of physical interventions and abusive practices, and clear discussion of objectives and needs for the future, this new publication offers a major overview of key developments and current best practice in the field.
Topics covered in the book are:
- The effectiveness of training in physical intervention
- Reflections on accreditation
- Evaluating the risks associated with physical interventions
- Physical interventions and family carers
- Mechanical restraint and self-injury in people with intellectual disabilities - an enduring cause for concern
- Ethical use of medication to manage imminent disturbed/violent behaviour in adults with intellectual disabilities - Seclusion and time out? Questioning and defining practice
- Restraint-related deaths: Lessons for policy and practice from tragedy?
- Prevention is better than reaction
- Getting our priorities right
- Antecedent interventions for people with intellectual disabilities who present challenging behaviour
- Teaching new skills to people with learning disabilities who engage in aggressive behaviour
- Restraint reduction
Please note: this is a second volume to the Ethical Approaches series, not a second edition. It does not replace the first volume but complements it and updates the debate.