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Service user perspectives on coercion and restraint in mental health

  • Diana Rose (a1), Emma Perry (a2), Sarah Rae (a3) and Naomi Good (a4)

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Coercion remains a central aspect of many people's mental healthcare. It can include the use of legislation to restrict freedoms, the use of physical restraint, the restriction of freedom of movement and/or association, and the forced or covert administration of medication. There is good evidence that the use of such measures can traumatise service users. This article reports the findings of a survey of service users regarding their experiences of coercion and restraint and embeds this in the wider international and institutional environment.

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Service user perspectives on coercion and restraint in mental health

  • Diana Rose (a1), Emma Perry (a2), Sarah Rae (a3) and Naomi Good (a4)
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