Post-Seclusion Debriefing: A Core Nursing Intervention
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2010
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 221–233, July 2010
How to Cite
Needham, H. and Sands, N. (2010), Post-Seclusion Debriefing: A Core Nursing Intervention. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46: 221–233. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00256.x
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2010
- First Received March 26, 2009; Final Revision received October 19, 2009; Accepted for publication December 4, 2009.
- mental health;
- retrospective audit;
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and type of post-seclusion debriefing provided by nurses at a psychiatric unit in Melbourne, Australia.
DESIGN AND METHODS: The study employed an exploratory research design. An analysis of the seclusion register was undertaken to identify the total number of seclusions over a 1-year period. A file audit tool was developed to identify seclusion debriefing interventions documented in consumer case files.
FINDINGS: Post-seclusion debriefing is not routinely performed following an episode of seclusion.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: A post-seclusion debriefing framework needs to be developed to support best practice in managing seclusion.