A colleague from the hospital recently messaged me on facebook to ask me my opinions on chemical restraint of patients in a medical environment? My answer was a bit mixed and muddled.
So I turn the same question to you:
Do you think sedative drugs should ever be given to patients as a form of 'calming' measure outside of mental health hospitals?
Should patients be written up for lorazepam or haloperidol simply because they wander around and disturb other patients?
Should they have medicines to help them stay in bed if they are confused?
What do you think??