2010 Resolution on 'Restraint'
10th EACH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE IN DUBLIN
June 16 – June 19, 2010
In the best interests of the child EACH, the European Association for Children in Hospital, advocates:
Restraint* should be avoided in medical procedures, unless there is no alternative in a life threatening situation.
According to the EACH Charter, all hospitals where children are treated should have appropriately trained staff and organisational frameworks to mitigate children’s fear, pain and distress (article 7 of the EACH Charter and Annotations).
* Other expressions used for restraint are:
- Forced immobilization of a child imposed by adults or by any mechanical means;
- Clinical holding;
- Therapeutic holding;
Resolved on June 19, 2010 by the EACH General Assembly held in Dublin where members from the following countries were represented:
the Czech Republic,
the United Kingdom,