Respect before Restraints: The Importance of Treating Agitated Patients with Dignity

January 29, 2020 | Strategic Insights for Health System


What's the news. Patients express a desire to be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity and in a manner that shows providers are attempting to engage them and explain actions being performed—even if their level of agitation in the emergency department (ED) necessitates physical restraints—according to a January 2020 original investigation in JAMA Network Open.

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