Treatment pressures, leverage, coercion, and compulsion in mental health care

@article{Szmukler2008TreatmentPL,
  title={Treatment pressures, leverage, coercion, and compulsion in mental health care},
  author={George I. Szmukler and Paul S. Appelbaum},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={233 - 244}
}
Background: Questions concerning non-consensual treatment in mental health services have assumed an increased salience. In significant part, this has been due to changes in professional practice, as well as the perceived risks, associated with the movement of treatment from hospital to community. Aims: To define the main forms of pressure aimed at inducing reluctant patients to accept treatment and to examine frameworks for their justification. Method: Review of the literature on “coercion… 

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