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When you restrict your patient’s movements or actions without proper authorization, what can this be interpreted as?

A False imprisonment

Nursing assistants have to to know that if they were ever to utilize restraints on one of their residents without the proper authorization, not only the action would be considered to be interpreted as false imprisonment and a violation of your resident’s rights; but even the mere threat of using restraints on your resident without the doctor’s permission can result in false imprisonment charges.