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Minimising Restrictive Practices in Aged Care: Rules and Regulations

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Restrictive practices are ethical, legal and clinical violations of fundamental human rights that may lead to poor care outcomes. As of 1 July 2021, the Aged Care Act 1997 has been updated with new amendments aiming to further regulate and strengthen restrictive practice requirements.

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Restrictive practices are ethical, legal and clinical violations of fundamental human rights that may lead to poor care outcomes. As much as possible, aged care services should aim to create and maintain a restrictive practice-free environment. This is the recommended standard of care and will prevent residents from suffering unnecessary harm and trauma. As of 1 July 2021, the Aged Care Act 1997 has been updated with new amendments aiming to further regulate and strengthen restrictive practice requirements for residential aged care providers.

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21 Oct 2021
Very infomative and quick read.
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Lesley Smith
10 Nov 2021
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Francisca Kock
25 Sep 2021
Great overview of the types of restrictive practices and the legal requirements.
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Amira Trkulja
18 Oct 2021
It was beneficial
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Dimitra BOUSGAS
05 Feb 2022
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Megan Pusterla
21 Sep 2021
This was informative and provided great references.
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Kim Price
24 Sep 2021
Very good shows the legal and ethical obligations we have for our clients health and well being.
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