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seclusion

 [sĕ-kloo´zhun]
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as solitary containment in a fully protective environment with close surveillance by nursing staff for purposes of safety or behavior management.

seclusion

A strategy for managing disturbed and violent patients in psychiatric units in the UK, which consists of supervised confinement of the patient to a separate room (i.e., involuntary isolation) to protect him- or herself and others from harm.

seclusion

Forensic psychiatry A strategy for managing disturbed and violent Pts in psychiatric units, which consists of supervised confinement of a Pt to a room–ie, involuntary isolation, to protect others from harm
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To ensure accountability, the minister will also require school authorities to provide the Ministry of Education with a monthly report, on a per school basis, on the use of seclusion rooms.
Officials also reported finding safety risks posed by sharp edges in seclusion rooms, CCTV blind spots and lapses in checks on cutlery which could lead to patient harm.
She said that Oklahoma doesn't have a uniform system regulating the use of restraints or seclusion, and there is no formal requirement for training.
"They responded, 'At present we are unfortunately unable to state how many times seclusion was not properly authorised or was inappropriate as this is still an active investigation and is not concluded to date and further CCTV footage is still to be viewed'." The dad also asked what justification or rationale was behind each of the times his son was put in seclusion and if there were lesser restrictive practices available.
Some of the responses indicate mental health nurses feel unsafe openly expressing views which do not completely promote achieving zero seclusion.
"Seclusion and restraint incidents have been gradually declining since 2011 and once we begin implementing the review's recommendations, we expect this trend to accelerate," said Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies in a joint statement.
He said he had taken leave for a week to participate in the festival but this year, he failed to enlist himself among the people gone on seclusion.
The girl previously had been diagnosed with multiple developmental disorders, and repeat visits to the school's seclusion room caused her to become claustrophobic, fearful of the dark and prone to nightmares, according to the suit.
There are two forms of common law invasion of privacy: Intrusion upon seclusion and publication of private facts.
VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE exists for how to avoid using seclusion and restraints when de-escalating aggression in psychiatric patients in acute care settings, a recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows.
RIVACY and seclusion are two of the advantages of this eye-catching property.