Justifying coercion.

  title={Justifying coercion.},
  author={Paula K Vuckovich and Barbara M Artinian},
  journal={Nursing ethics},
  volume={12 4},
A grounded theory study of psychiatric nurses' experiences of administering medication to involuntary psychiatric patients revealed a basic social process of justifying coercion. Although the 17 nurses interviewed all reported success at avoiding the use of coercion, each had an individual approach to using the nurse-patient relationship to do this. However, all the nurses used the same process to reconcile themselves to using coercion when it became necessary. This has three stages: assessment… CONTINUE READING

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