Coercive procedures and facilities in Swiss psychiatry.

  title={Coercive procedures and facilities in Swiss psychiatry.},
  author={Ian Needham and Christoph Abderhalden and Theo W. N. Dassen and H J Haug and Joachim Ernst Fischer},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  volume={132 19-20},
BACKGROUND Coercive measures in psychiatry,although in many cases effective in violence management and injury reduction, have been criticised from a consumerist point of view. METHOD A questionnaire regarding coercive facilities and procedures was dispatched to the charge nurses of 86 acute psychiatric admission wards in German speaking Switzerland covering a catchment area of 75% of the Swiss population. RESULTS 95% of all wards responded rendering the survey representative. The majority… CONTINUE READING


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