Informal coercion in psychiatry: a focus group study of attitudes and experiences of mental health professionals in ten countries

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, August 2015, Volume 50, Issue 8
Authors: Emanuele Valenti, Ciara Banks, Alfredo Calcedo-Barba, et al
“Whilst formal coercion in psychiatry is regulated by legislation, other interventions that are often referred to as informal coercion are less regulated. It remains unclear to what extent these interventions are, and how they are used, in mental healthcare. This paper aims to identify the attitudes and experiences of mental health professionals towards the use of informal coercion across countries with differing sociocultural contexts.”
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