Author: Mara-Lena Cibis (1)
[Comparison of Aggressive Behavior, Compulsory Medication and Absconding Behavior Between Open and Closed door Policy in an Acute Psychiatric Ward].Psychiatr Prax 2017 Apr 11;44(3):141-147. Epub 2016 Jul 11.Mara-Lena Cibis, Carolin Wackerhagen, Sabine Müller, Undine E Lang, Yvonne Schmidt, Andreas Heinz
According to legal requirements coercive treatment must be limited to acts necessary for the protection of patients and cannot be used for institutional interests. Here, we aimed to test the hypothesis that opening psychiatric wards can reduce the number of aggressive assaults and of coercive treatment without increasing absconding rates.Numbers of absconding, coercive medication, fixation and special security actions were collected retrospectively and compared between phases of closed (N total = 409; N legally committed = 64) and 90 % of daytime opened (N total = 571; N legally committed = 99) doors in an acute psychiatric ward.
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