The Use Of Coercive Measures In Forensic Psychiatric Care: Legal, Ethical And Practical Challenges

May 26, 2018|
The Use Of Coercive Measures In Forensic Psychiatric Care: Legal, Ethical And Practical Challenges by Birgit Völlm
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This book presents the legal context and describes the ethical and practical challenges when using coercive measures in forensic psychiatric settings. A wide range of aspects relevant to the use of such measures, including environmental, patient-related, and staff-related factors, are explored, and the experience of coercive interventions is described from the staff and the patient perspective. Differences in jurisdictions and examples of good practice are highlighted. The authors are from a range of professional backgrounds, ensuring breadth as well as depth in discussion of the topic.

The use of coercive measures, in particular restraint, seclusion, and involuntary medication, for the control of aggression in psychiatry remains controversial. Forensic mental health care deals with individuals who pose a risk to others and often present with significant management problems within institutions. The care of patients in these settings gives rise to debates about the balance between care and safety, and between the interests of the patients and those of the wider society to be protected. Despite these tensions, limited research has been conducted specifically on the use of coercive measures in forensic mental health care. This volume aims to fill the gap and will be of value to all professionals working in forensic psychiatric settings as well as to those working in general psychiatric and custodial settings, law professionals, and patients.

Birgit Völlm is Professor in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham (UoN) and an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the Enhanced Service for Personality Disorders (previously Dangerous & Severe Personality Disorders) at Rampton high secure hospital in the UK. She is the Head of the Sectio...
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Title:The Use Of Coercive Measures In Forensic Psychiatric Care: Legal, Ethical And Practical Challenges
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:331 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:331 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:May 26, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319800097

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