Altura Now – Restrictive Practices and Restraints

Interview with

Ann Wunsch, Executive Director, Quality Assessment and Monitoring Operations &

Dr Melanie Wroth, Chief Clinical Advisor, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

In this episode of Altura Now, Nicola Burton, Altura Learning, speaks with Ann Wunsch, Executive Director, Quality Assessment and Monitoring Operations and Dr Melanie Wroth, Chief Clinical Advisor, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, about restrictive practices and the use of restraints.

They discuss how restrictive practices and the use of restraints can impact a person’s human rights and quality of life, safety and dignity.

The interviewees talk in depth about how to minimise the use of restrictive practices and restraints, as well as discussing the medical and ethical issues around the use of restrictive practices.

The interview also covers environmental, physical and chemical restraints and the effect these have on the person in care.

 

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