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Mental Health Policy
Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 2
Session Description
This symposium on mental health policy aims to discuss the use of involuntary treatment in psychiatry in Europe from the stakeholders’ perspective. The issues of involuntary treatment in psychiatry have been the subject of a new round of legal, ethical and clinical discussions both within the professional community and in society since the publication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities authoritative interpretations. The symposium will present up-to-date data on legal provision of involuntary treatment in Europe, discuss ethical and practical issues and challenges in the use of coercion in psychiatry. An important element of the symposium will be an open discussion on involuntary treatment with a representative of service users and caregivers.
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LIVE - ECP Symposium: Treatment Against Your Will: Views from the Stakeholders (ID 842) No Topic Needed

ECP0005 - Inpatient Forensic Psychiatric Care: Legal Provision in European Countries

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
15:30 - 15:47
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Forensic psychiatry is a specialty of psychiatry primarily concerned with individuals who have either offended or present a risk of doing so, and who also suffer from a psychiatric condition. These mentally disordered offenders(MDOs) are often cared for in secure psychiatric environments or prisons. However, the organisation of these services differs greatly between countries due to different traditions and legal frameworks. Some countries, e. g., require absent or reduced criminal responsibility (at the time of the index offence) in order to enter forensic services while others determine access on the basis of current need for treatment. Numbers detained in forensic services also vary significantly as does length of stay, raising significant economic and ethical challenges. This talk will present different legal concepts determining admission to forensic-psychiatric services, data on length of stay as well as approaches to risk assessment and treatment in Europe.

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ECP0006 - Use of Compulsory Treatment by Early Career Psychiatrists: Findings from an International Survey

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
15:47 - 16:04

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Introduction. Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) are routinely at the front line of clinical practice worldwide, including the use of compulsory measures in psychiatry. However, ECPs practice in this aspect is understudied.

Objectives. The aims of the study were (i) to clarify whether ECPs experience any difficulties in the process of compulsory psychiatric care; and (ii) to find out how ECPs consider compulsory measures in psychiatry.

Methods. An online anonymous survey of ECPs around the world was conducted in July-August 2019. The final sample had 142 psychiatrists (53% female; mean age 32.3±3.1) from 43 countries.

Results. 96% of the Early Career Psychiatrists who responded to this survey agree with the continued use of the current legal framework for compulsory psychiatric treatment in their country, either with or without amendments. More than half of the respondents (57%) reported difficulties in providing compulsory psychiatric care due to either challenging interactions with the courts, documentation issues or moral concerns. Over half of the participants (53%) were keen to reform the legal procedures for compulsory psychiatric care in their countries.

Conclusions. The study has shown that there is an agreement among ECPs around the world that legal compulsory psychiatric care procedures are relevant and useful in clinical practice under certain circumstances. As stakeholders, ECPs could be encouraged and involved in adding their own experience and opinions to the debate on the employment of coercion in psychiatry as an ethical and legal issue.

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ECP0007 - The Experiences of Families of Mental Health Compulsory Treatment

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
16:04 - 16:21
LIVE - ECP Symposium: Treatment Against Your Will: Views from the Stakeholders (ID 842) No Topic Needed

ECP0008 - GAMIAN's Views on Treatment Against Patients Will

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
16:21 - 16:38
LIVE - ECP Symposium: Treatment Against Your Will: Views from the Stakeholders (ID 842) No Topic Needed