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What a pain
What a pain

Pain is a complex and multifactorial phenomenon, and chronic pain can rarely be eliminated. While pain can be nociceptive or neuropathic in nature – relatable to an identifiable organic cause – a third category of pain, described as ‘nociplastic’, is less well defined, and treatment particularly challenging.

Pain
Person-centred care
Restrictive practices
Safe workforce, safe patients
Safe workforce, safe patients

Psychological safety is an important tenet of safe and quality care - as is ‘physical’ safety.  In addition to injury from manual tasks, healthcare workers also face a risk of violence and aggression from patients themselves, particularly in emergency departments, mental health services, drug and alcohol settings, ambulance services and remote clinics.

Acute care
Mental health
Restrictive practices
Safety
WHS
Workforce
More on restrictive practices in aged care: highlighting the intersection of regulation and clinical governance
More on restrictive practices in aged care: highlighting the intersection of regulation and clinical governance

Restrictive practices are often used to manage the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in aged care. However while restrictive practices may have a clinical foundation in this sense, they are not necessarily driven by clinical need.

Dementia
Regulatory updates
Residential care
Restrictive practices
Restraining restraint in aged care
Restraining restraint in aged care

Regulatory changes to the use of restraint in aged care (now referred to as restrictive practices, in line with the NDIS Standards) came into effect on 1 July 2021. These amendments require that aged care providers ensure restrictive practices ‘must only be used in a way that supports good clinical practice and provides safe and improved care for consumers’.

Dementia
Regulatory updates
Residential care
Restrictive practices
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