About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic "Coercion in psychiatry: epidemiology, effects and prevention" is to bring together a series of manuscripts that present recent empirical findings of observational and experimental studies or reviews related to the topic. We strive to get a balanced series of papers from different disciplines using quantitative as well as qualitative data. This can be from different perspectives, including human rights, ethics, mental health law and judicial aspects, opinions of relevant stakeholders, and also from an evidence-based point of view, but always based on (quantitative or qualitative) empirical data.
• Epidemiology of coercion
• (Side) effects of coercive practices-measures (e.g. seclusion, (outpatient) commitment) for patients, significant others and society
• Effects of interventions to prevent coercion
• Comparisons of coercive practices between regions and countries
• Interplay between ethics, development of mental health laws and politics
• Personal experiences of service users and other stakeholders
• Other related papers
Keywords: Coercion, Involuntary admission, Involuntary treatment, Seclusion, Chemical restraint
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