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

Objective

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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Fetscherstrasse, 74
01307 Weissig - Dresden
Germany

Participants (10)

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Ke Karlovu 11
128 00 Praha 2
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF WROCLAW
Poland
Address
Kraszewskiego 25
50 229 Wroclaw
OEREBRO COUNTY COUNCIL
Sweden
Address

701 16 Orebro
PSYCHIATRICKA NEMOCNICA MICHALOVCE
Slovakia
Address
Stranany
071 01 Michalovce
PSYCHIATRY HOSPITAL OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Lagada Street 196
564 30 Thessaloniki
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
East Ham Memorial Hospital
E7 8QR London
SECONDA UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI
Italy
Address
Largo Madonna Delle Grazie
80138 Napoli
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
61390 Tel Aviv
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Address
Avda De Madrid, 11
18071 Granada
VILNIUS UNIVERSITY
Lithuania
Address
Universiteta 3
2734 Vilnius