Experiences of involuntary psychiatric admission decision-making: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of the perspectives of service users, informal carers, and professionals.

  title={Experiences of involuntary psychiatric admission decision-making: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of the perspectives of service users, informal carers, and professionals.},
  author={Kanna Sugiura and Elvira Pertega and Christopher Holmberg},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},

Between No Help and Coercion: Toward Referral to Involuntary Psychiatric Admission. A Qualitative Interview Study of Stakeholders' Perspectives

There is a gap in current practice between the policies to reduce involuntary admissions and the provision of, access to, and adaptation of less restrictive services for adults with severe mental illness at risk of involuntary admissions, indicating a gap on effective measures and interventions at the primary care level.

Global mental health should engage with the ethics of involuntary admission

  • M. Wickremsinhe
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International Journal of Mental Health Systems
  • 2021
Global mental health should take up involuntary admission as a priority area of engagement, applying its own orientation toward research and advocacy in order to explore the dimensions of when, if ever, involuntary admission may be permissible.

“Voluntary in quotation marks”: a conceptual model of psychological pressure in mental healthcare based on a grounded theory analysis of interviews with service users

Background Psychological pressure refers to communicative strategies used by professionals and informal caregivers to influence the decision-making of service users and improve their adherence to



Stakeholders' views of legal and advice services for people admitted to psychiatric hospital

A study that used a mixed method approach to elicit the views of a range of stakeholders about experiences of compulsory admission to psychiatric hospital, and the use of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in Northern Ireland reveals a number of themes associated with these experiences.

Interpretations of legal criteria for involuntary psychiatric admission: a qualitative analysis

Clinicians' interpretations of criteria for involuntary admission under the Norwegian Mental Health Care Act, whereby involuntary admission can be used at the presence of mental disorder and need for treatment or perceived risk to the patient or others, are examined.

Involuntary admission and treatment of patients with mental disorder

The criteria and procedures for involuntary admission to psychiatric hospitals and to community services are outlined, the key features of laws related to these issues are illustrated, and their implications for contemporary psychiatric practice are discussed.

An end to coercion: rights and decision-making in mental health care

The impact historical trends and current mental health frameworks have had on the rights affected by the practice of involuntary treatment are reviewed and some legal and organizational initiatives that have been undertaken to promote noncoercive services and supported decision-making are described.

The importance of relationships in mental health care: A qualitative study of service users' experiences of psychiatric hospital admission in the UK

This user-led study uses a participatory approach to develop an understanding of the processes and themes which define the user experience of hospitalisation and highlights the importance of the therapeutic relationship in providing a safe and therapeutic milieu for the treatment of people with acute mental health problems.

GPs and involuntary admission: a qualitative study.

  • B. JepsenK. LomborgM. Engberg
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 2010
The unpleasant experiences and induced feelings resulting from involuntary admissions reflect an undesirable and stressful working environment.

Family Caregivers' Experiences of Involuntary Psychiatric Hospital Admissions of Their Relatives – a Qualitative Study

Compulsory admission of a close relative can be a complex and stressful experience for family caregivers and a balance needs to be struck between valuing their involvement in providing care for a patient and not overburdening them.