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"You squeal and squeal but they just hold you down" Restrictive physical interventions and people with intellectual disabilities: service user views.

MacDonald, Anne, McGill, Peter, Deveau, Roy (2011) "You squeal and squeal but they just hold you down" Restrictive physical interventions and people with intellectual disabilities: service user views. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 1 (1). pp. 45-52. ISSN 2047-0924. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Background: The experiences of service users who have been subject to restrictive physical interventions are largely unreported in the literature. Those studies that do exist report mainly negative emotions and responses. Method: A qualitative method was used to analyse eight semi- structured interviews with service users who had either directly experienced or had witnessed restrictive physical interventions. Results: The findings suggest that service users experience restrictive physical interventions as painful, emotionally distressing, and as indistinguishable from abuse, or from general violence in the environment. Service users attributed mixed motivations to staff and did not feel that restrictive physical interventions were justified; they also made practical suggestions for more positive alternatives. Conclusions: This study adds to a growing literature pointing to the adverse effects of restrictive physical interventions. Practitioners should seek to reduce the need for the use of such interventions through the broader application of proactive approaches to positive behaviour support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES; PHYSICAL INTERVENTION; SERVICE USER VIEWS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 10:11 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34425 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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