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Health and social care practitioners say the pandemic has made it harder to maintain a culture that promotes human rights
Almost 90% of health and social care practitioners who work in settings that use restrictive practices believe it has been harder to balance safety and best interests during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey, carried out by the Restraint Reduction Network to discover if the COVID-19 lockdown has led to an increase in restrictive practices, also found that 70% of respondents thought it had been harder to maintain a culture of using less restrictive practices and promoting human rights.
The survey also found: