Evaluation of Victorian Safewards trial
Safewards is a clinical model and intervention developed in the UK that seeks to reduce conflict and the use of seclusion and other restrictive interventions in acute inpatient psychiatric wards.
Since 2014, researchers at the CPN have lead the evaluation of the Victorian government funded implementation of Safewards in the state of Victoria. The implementation of Safewards in Victoria is the most substantial and systematic in the world to date.
Please visit the CPN website for further information.
- Associate Professor Bridget Hamilton
- Justine Fletcher (Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the School of Population Health)
- Assoc Prof Natisha Sands
- Associate Professor Steve Elsom
Department of Health Victoria, Chief Psychiatrist’s Office (2014-2016)
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