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The common theme that attracts many to emergency practice is an interested in all of
the most exciting aspects of each major specialty but a reluctance to giving up on what
other specialties offered at the same time. Emergency medicine, unlike any other field,
combines all of these aspects for its practitioners. However, while offering a
combination of skills and knowledge found nowhere else, it offers unusual challenges
at the same time.
My journey within the field of spirituality and mental health has been an
interesting one. It began 30-odd years ago on the day that I wandered into
my first psychiatric ward, a student psychiatric nurse with not much of a clue
about anything. In this strange land of madness, medication and control,
spiritualitywas not a priority and the idea of spiritual care as a discrete aspect
of nursing was not really on the agenda either in terms of education or practice.
It’s not so much that it was avoided, it simply wasn’t an issue....
In its broadest sense, restraint is about preventing individuals from doing
something they wish to do, including placing limits on people’s will or
ability. There are a host of issues and perspectives to consider if we are to
have an intelligent debate about the use of restraint. The practice tends to
grab the media spotlight and it is not uncommon for coverage to centre on
the abuse of an individual or group of older people, typically living in care
or nursing homes, or during a stay in hospital. When we hear or read about
the restraint of older people strong feelings can be raised....