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FOSTREN Country blog – Estonia

Written by Margit Lenk-Adusoo What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? In Estonian inpatient psychiatric care coercion is permitted. According to the Mental Health Care Act (1), coercive measures may be used only if the individual has a severe mental disorder that restricts their ability to understand or control…

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FOSTREN Country blog – Portugal

Written by Deborah Aluh and JM Caldas de Almeida What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? Portugal has been making concerted efforts to reduce the use of coercion in mental health care in the last 25 years. A new Mental Health Act (Law number 36) was passed in 1998,…

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FOSTREN Country blog – Sweden

Written by Dr Veikko Pelto-Piri and Dr Anna Björkdahl (for Swedish version, please click this link) What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? ​ According to the Swedish Law on compulsory psychiatric care (LPT), coercive care may be given if the patient suffers from a serious mental disorder and…

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FOSTREN Country blog – Norway

FOSTREN Country blogs – Norway by Tonje Lossius Husum & Jorun Rugkåsa with input from Kent Jensen (Norwegian network for research on coercion ‘TvangsForsk’) What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? ​ Coercive processes permitted in Norway In Norway, formal coercion is defined based on the Norwegian mental health…

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