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“Everything Effects Everything Else”: Power, perception and hidden forms of restrictive practice in shared supported accommodation

Crinall, K., Manning, D., Glavas, A., Feeley, M.,

Published Literature

2010

The overall aim of this research was to contribute to improving the quality of life and dignity of people living in shared supported accommodation who are subject to restrictive practices, defined in the Disability Services Act 2006 as 'any intervention that is used to restrict the rights of freedom of movement of a person with a disability, including (involving the use of, but not restricted to) chemical restraint, mechanical restraint or seclusion'. In recognition that the abuse of power through seclusion and constraint is more readily identifiable, this research sought to focus on subtle, less obvious forms of restrictive practice, such as household rules and dietary regimes. A specific objective as to adopt a partnership approach by engaging with support staff in order to define, identify and develop strategies for challenging the inappropriate exercise of power, which occurs at interpersonal and systemic levels in supported accommodation environments.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Book

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Safety and security

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