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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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(22.) Sheila Webster, "Harim and Hijab: Seclusive and Exclusive Aspects of Traditional Muslim Dwelling and Dress," Women's Studies International Forum 7, no.
In interactions with others, adolescents who are exploring may fluctuate between an ongoing, energetic, impulsive approach and a bored, withdrawn, seclusive response.
We have observation reports of at least two females breeding here and moving through the residential and lodge areas." An estimated 1.5 million people frequent this area annually, but said Foster, "the lions are habituated to humans and are so seclusive and private" that visitors have little interaction with them.