Taking charge: The role of nursing administrators in removing restraints

Joan M. Dunbar, Richard R. Neufeld, Leslie S. Libow, Camille E. Cohen, William J. Foley

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The leadership and commitment of nursing administrators play a pivotal role in minimizing the use of restraints and maintaining a restraint free environment. This article describes the role of nursing administrators in reducing the use of physical restraints as part of a 2 year national nursing home restraint reduction project. It reviews important information about restraint free care, the benefits of restraint free care and strategies to reduce the use of restraints in nursing homes much of which is applicable to settings other than nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997


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