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FOSTREN Country blog – Spain

Written by Andrés Fontalba Navas What is your country’s stand on coercion reduction? The use of coercion in care in health services is a topic that has been current for some years now, and, although it seems to be observed some evolution in some aspects, we are still a long…

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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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