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Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2010 Jul;46(3):221-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00256.x.

Post-seclusion debriefing: a core nursing intervention.

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  • 1Eastern Health, Maroondah Hospital, East Ringwood, Victoria, Australia. heather.needham@easternhealth.org.au

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and type of post-seclusion debriefing provided by nurses at a psychiatric unit in Melbourne, Australia.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

The study employed an exploratory research design. An analysis of the seclusion register was undertaken to identify the total number of seclusions over a 1-year period. A file audit tool was developed to identify seclusion debriefing interventions documented in consumer case files.

FINDINGS:

Post-seclusion debriefing is not routinely performed following an episode of seclusion.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

A post-seclusion debriefing framework needs to be developed to support best practice in managing seclusion.

PMID:
20591129
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