Physical And Chemical Restraints

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I believe that the frequent use of physical and chemical restraints on patients is completely unethical, especially if the restraint is not necessary. Personally speaking, physical and chemical restraints should only be utilized if the situation absolutely calls for them, and there are no other alternatives. For instance, if the patient is exhibiting aggressive behavior, or if the patient is highly likely to severely harm himself or herself, as well as those around him or her, then a restraint may be required. Otherwise, restraints should be used as little as possible. Some benefits of restraints are that they help serve as a preventative measure for the patients from self-harm (ensures the safety of the patient and those around him or her)
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