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dc.contributor.authorCarr, Julia
dc.contributor.authorKing, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T03:16:39Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T03:16:39Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0028-8446
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387983
dc.description.abstractWe draw upon two recent reports from the Chief Ombudsman that describe the prison management of people assessed at risk of self-harm or suicide, as cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. People were mechanically restrained on ‘tie-down’ beds by their legs, arms and chest or placed in waist restraints with their hands cu­ ed behind their backs over prolonged periods. These practices occurred at the direction of, or were approved by, health professionals. We highlight ethical issues for health professionals party to ‘tie down’ and examine the current guidance and regulatory framework for health professionals working in coercive environments. This article is timely in the context of current Government Inquiries into the criminal justice system and mental health and addictions, the review of the health and disability system, the Correction’s Amendment Bill before parliament, and Government plans to expand Waikeria prison to include a 100-bed mental health facility. We call for the use of ‘tie down’ to be abolished in New Zealand prisons, and for all health professionals to refuse to participate in this practice. Government must make provision for su­ icient forensic mental health capacity and capability in the health sector, and ensure timely, equitable access to high-quality, trauma-informed and culturally safe services.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNew Zealand Medical Association
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom60
dc.relation.ispartofpageto68
dc.relation.ispartofissue1493
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNew Zealand Medical Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume132
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.titleThe use of 'tie down' in New Zealand prisons-what is the role of the health sector?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCarr, J; King, P, The use of 'tie down' in New Zealand prisons-what is the role of the health sector?, New Zealand Medical Journal, 2019, 132 (1493), pp. 60-68
dc.date.updated2019-10-01T03:12:09Z
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gro.griffith.authorCarr, Julia M.


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