Response to Luakanen et al.

Eimear Muir-Cochrane

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I write to offer comment on the review article (Luakenen et al., 2019) regarding nurses' attitudes to the use of containment methods in psychiatric inpatient care. This informative review addressed the available evidence on nurses' attitudes towards containment methods in psychiatric settings. The authors are accurate in identifying the need in future research to define ‘attitude’ clearly so that research findings can be compared more easily. Further, the paper stresses the need to focus on changing attitudes among nursing staff in regard to the use of seclusion. However, I take issue with this final statement and will the elucidate my reasons here.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • containment methods
  • psychiatric inpatient care
  • mental illness
  • psychiatric patients

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