Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Child and adolescent inpatient restraint reduction: a state initiative to promote strength-based careJanice LeBel
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Boston, MA 02114, USA
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:37-45. 2004..To reduce the use of restraint and seclusion with children and adolescents in psychiatric inpatient units by promoting a preventive, strength-based model of care...
- Regulatory change: a pathway to eliminating seclusion and restraint or "regulatory scotoma"?Janice LeBel
Child and Adolescent Services, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, 25 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Psychiatr Serv 59:194-6. 2008..Courageous, knowledgeable leadership is needed to challenge these minimum-practice thresholds and prevent seclusion and restraint "regulatory scotoma."..
- Restraint use in residential programs: why are best practices ignored?Janice LeBel
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, USA
Child Welfare 89:169-87. 2010..Both states and residential providers have implemented prevention approaches, made significant changes, reduced restraint/seclusion use, and offered their experience and positive outcomes...
- The economic cost of using restraint and the value added by restraint reduction or eliminationJanice LeBel
The Annual Conference of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors National Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Psychiatr Serv 56:1109-14. 2005..The purpose of this study was to calculate the economic cost of using restraint on one adolescent inpatient service and to examine the effect of an initiative to reduce or eliminate the use of restraint after it was implemented...