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Should Restraints be Used in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment?
Adolescent patients are not able to make legal decisions on their own; assent must come from their parents. It is time-consuming to explain in detail, and so it may not be practical to suggest restraints.
Practicality is not the more vital concern; such things can be worked around. The real issue is the moral and ethical concerns.
All aspects of psychiatric care are difficult to explain, including medication and potential side-effects. Parents will have to cope.