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Standardized national reports from 12 European countries analysing the legal situation for the use of coercive measures in psychiatry

By use of a standardized methodology special legal expert groups collected and cross-nationally compared all relevant country-specific legal issues of coercive mental health care (except criminal law issues relevant for forensic psychiatric settings and health care) in 12 European countries. All reports deal with: principal legal terms, applicable laws and general norms, jurisprudence (e.g. sentences by judicial bodies), protocols and internal norms related to coercive measures or compulsory medical treatment, reports (by national or international organisations) on the topic, and the safeguard system.

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Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, Dresden University of Technology
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