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European evaluation of coercion in psychiatry and harmonisation of best clinical practise (EUNOMIA)


Coercive psychiatric treatment (involuntary admission, seclusion, restraint and medication) varies widely between European countries with regard to its frequency, type and legal background. These variations are often difficult to explain, which raises the question whether coercive psychiatric treatment might entail unnecessary infringements of patients' rights or might not be therapeutically optimal. Therefore, the goal of the proposed study is to analyse existing variation in co-receive psychiatric treatment in 12 European regions in 12 countries, using naturalistic approach. Data on coercive measures, their influencing factors and out-comes, will be gathered with structured and validated instruments. By integrating this transactional data base with knowledge from legal experts, ethical experts and user organisations, national and European guidelines on best clinical practise of coercive treatment in psychiatry will be drawn up and widely disseminated.

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01307 Weissig - dresden

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