Response to letter to the Editor regarding physical restraint in psychiatric setting

doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2141

  • M. dell’Aquila Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • S. Romano Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • V. Fazio Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • A. De Matteis Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • A. Quattrocchi Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • R. Tomassi Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • G. Volonnino Department of Anatomical, Histological, Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
  • M. Arcangeli IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli

Abstract

The following letter addresses the issues of the applicability of physical restriction, with particular attention to the therapeutic regime and its meaning as a therapeutic or restrictive provision, while considering possible alternative measures in the context of Italian jurisprudence. The letter, in response to the questions posed by Cioffi and Tomassini, examines the possible legal implications for doctors and suggests that the integration of jurisprudence and psychiatry seems to be mandatory to define the operational protocols for the management of physical restraint

Published
2019-07-12
How to Cite
DELL’AQUILA, M. et al. Response to letter to the Editor regarding physical restraint in psychiatric setting. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 170, n. 4, p. e245 - e246, july 2019. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/447>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2019.