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FOSTREN Country blog- Italy

BLOG FOSTREN- ITALY Raffaella Pocobello, Livia Lepetit, Tommaso Bonavigo, Gian Maria Galeazzi, Giulio Castelpietra, Antonello Leogrande, Francesca Camilli, Giovanni Rossi What is your Country's stand on coercion reduction? Coercion in psychiatry has been a discussed topic in Italy for many years, especially in the long and complex process of deinstitutionalisation that led to the abolition…

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FOSTREN Country blog- Latvia

Written by Marina Loseviča What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? ​ Coercive practices permitted in Latvia In Latvia, formal coercion in healthcare is defined based on the Medical Treatment Law (1). This law permits coercive practices for special groups of mental health patients – such as involuntary commitment and detainment in a…

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FOSTREN Country blog – France

Written by Yvonne Quenum What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? In France, consent is one of the essential conditions for therapeutic care. Psychiatry is an exception: to prevent harm to the patient or to other people, legal measures can be used to force individuals with mental health conditions to receive treatment against their…

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FOSTREN Country blog – Slovenia

Written by Juš Škraban What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? In Slovenia, institutional capacities in the field of mental health are divided into health and social care sector. According to the Mental Health Act (1) in Slovenia there are two types of units which are locked, namely locked acute psychiatric units and secure…

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