Cette recherche a été menée pour examiner l’attitude des responsables des soins infirmiers psychiatriques vis-à-vis des méthodes de confinement. Contexte La gestion des soins infirmiers est considérée comme une question clé dans la réduction de la coercition et du confinement. Cependant, peu de recherches ont été menées sur l’attitude des gestionnaires à l’égard des méthodes de confinement.
Aims This research was conducted to examine psychiatric nursing managers’ attitudes towards containment methods. Background Nursing management is regarded as a key issue in the reduction of coercion and containment. However, there has been little research on managers’ attitudes towards containment methods. Methods This descriptive, cross-sectional study utilized a survey design. Finnish inpatient psychiatric nursing managers (n=90) completed the Attitude to Containment Methods Questionnaire (ACMQ). The results were described with statistics and the associations between attitudes and background variables were analyzed using parametric tests. Results Psychiatric nursing managers had the most negative attitude towards net bed and mechanical restraint, and the most positive attitudes towards pro re nata medication and intermittent observation. A few associations were discovered between attitudes and background variables such as gender and number of employees. Conclusions In general, Finnish psychiatric nursing managers’ attitudes towards containment methods seem to be quite negative, but more research is needed. Implications for Nursing Management This study provides fresh and unique data on the attitudes of psychiatric nursing managers towards containment methods. Managers’ attitudes are important because of their ability to encourage investment in coercion reduction by nursing staff.