Calls to regulate the use of restrictive practices in aged care

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The Public Advocate, Mary Burgess has released a paper called ‘Legal frameworks for the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care: An analysis of Australian and international jurisdictions.’

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The use of restrictive practices to manage the challenging behaviours of people in the aged and disability sectors is a key human rights issue in Australia. The paper aims to contribute to public discussion about the regulation of restrictive practices in residential aged care settings by exploring the existing laws, policies and practices in Australia and other international jurisdictions.

Read the Media Release for more information