Defining seclusion and restraint: legal and policy definitions versus consumer and carer perspectives Academic Article uri icon


  • The practices of seclusion and restraint may be used in a variety of health settings to control behaviour. Laws and policies that seek to regulate these practices define seclusion and restraint in various ways and there are gaps as to which practices are regulated and in what circumstances. This column provides an overview of consumer and carer perspectives as to what is meant by these practices.

publication date

  • 2015