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Webinar 02: 30 April 2020

Considering Restrictive Practices, research and evidence

About the presenter

Sharon Paley is originally from the UK, having trained as a specialist disability nurse she has worked in Australia since 2012. Sharon has wide experience and roles have included independent nurse consultant, manager of residential services, specialist nurse practitioner forensic disability and Director of Clinical Governance. Sharon’s area of professional interest is reducing and eliminating restrictive practices, she has spoken at international events, published papers and acted as an expert witness on the topic.


About the presentation

The presentation will focus on practice issues and while this is delivered contextual to the legislative framework the presentation will not directly address the legislative context.

Learning objectives

1. Explore the relevant research related to the use of restrictive practices;

2. Discuss the importance of risk assessment underpinning decision making; and

3. Explore decision making and the use of an ethical decision making framework to inform practice.


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Webinar 02: 30 April 2020


Ms Sharon Paley RN

Date and time

Thursday 30 April 2020 at 7.00pm (AEDT)


PANDDA members: free

Non-members: $40.00



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More information

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These webinars will be produced between February and May, 2020. The Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia (PANDDA) Inc.’s webinars are produced for nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). The information is for suitably-experienced nurses and does not replace expert clinical judgement and sound decision making. All information presented is of a general nature and may or may not be relevant to a particular person with IDD or circumstances.  Nurses implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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