Title: The ties that bind - A case report about restraining a mentally unwell family member at home for over a decade
year: 2017
Journal: Asian J Psychiatr
Volume: 26
Pages: 146-148
date: Apr
ISSN: 1876-2026 (Electronic);1876-2018 (Linking)
Article Number: 28483080
Keywords: Adult;*Caregivers;Culture;Family;Female;Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice;*Health Literacy;Humans;*Mental Health;Mental Health Services/utilization;Middle Aged;*Restraint, Physical;*Schizophrenia;Singapore;*Social Stigma;Community;Cultural;Home;Restraint
Abstract: This is a case report describing a patient, with schizophrenia, who was physically chained by her mother in their house for more a decade. Illness factors, family dynamics, stigma, lack of mental health literacy and cultural roles contributed to her chaining. To our knowledge, this is the first case report that examines the prolonged use of physical restraints by family members on a patient in a developed urban setting and that explores the cultural and ethical issues surrounding this phenomenon. We have concluded that there remains a need for a national level approach to increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma and promote existing psychiatric community health services in a culturally sensitive manner.
Notes: Tay, Jing Ling;Chan, Christopher Yi Wen;Ho, Zhen Chong;Lal, Manu;eng;Case Reports;Netherlands;2017/05/10 06:00;Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Apr;26:146-148. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28483080
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5194
Authors Address: Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore. Electronic address: jing_ling_tay@imh.com.sg.;Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore. Electronic address: christopher_yw_chan@imh.com.sg.;Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore. Electronic address: zhenchong.ho@mohh.com.sg.;Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747, Singapore. Electronic address: manu_lal@imh.com.sg.
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