Analysis of Restraint-Free Nursing Homes
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 155–160, June 1995
How to Cite
Mahoney, D. F. (1995), Analysis of Restraint-Free Nursing Homes. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 27: 155–160. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1995.tb00841.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Accepted for publication March 23, 1994.
- organizational research;
- quality of life;
- policy development
Administrators and key informants in restraint-free nursing homes participated in a telephone survey to improve understanding of the process, resources, and measures for successful adoption of restraint-free care. Respondents expressed a strong opinion that each facility must develop its own individualized approach to restraint removal. However, similar approaches were found which suggest that efficiencies in conversion may be gained through application of change theory informed by restraint removal experience.