Moderator Of 3 Sessions
This symposium will provide delegates with the latest information on how to tailor schizophrenia treatment to meet the needs of specific patients based on their life circumstances and offers the audience ample opportunities to ask questions. The faculty will first present an overview of the different schizophrenia treatment needs at various stages of life, the importance of patients’ individual treatment and recovery goals in schizophrenia management, and guidance in the event of poor/no response to treatment. This will be followed up by a balanced overview of the latest evidence on the clinical outcomes, safety and tolerability of LAT in different patient subgroups. Finally, the faculty will discuss how to support patients in improving overall QoL and achievement of recovery and personal goals through employing techniques such as shared decision-making, as well as how to involve the patient’s family/carers to optimise outcomes. The speaker presentations will be followed by a full faculty panel discussion, addressing questions from the audience. This will be a highly stimulating symposium, offering a multitude of fresh perspectives on hot topics in schizophrenia management and providing the audience with the opportunity to engage with the expert faculty. Educational financial support is provided by Janssen. .
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Presenter Of 11 Presentations
Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care: How Early Career Psychiatrists Can Improve Their Practice
How to Combat Violence against Women – the role of Professional Associations?
The WPA Initiatives on Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care
The importance of best practices in times of crisis
Conceptualization of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia
Recovery Oriented Services to Overcome Human Rights Violations in Mental Health Care
Welcome and introduction
Committee on Ethical Issues Meeting
Full faculty discussion
Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care
Abstract BodyThe use of coercive measures in Medicine represents a controversial issue. Even when they comply with all rules and procedures and are enacted with the intention to address the health needs of the patient, and/or protect the patient and/or others, they always represent an infringement of fundamental personal rights and require strong ethical justification.
In Psychiatry the debate around coercive measures has led to a theoretical impasse, as the attempt to solve an ethical dilemma may expose mental health care to other ethical challenges and questions of competing rights. At the same time, the ongoing debate has contributed to raise the awareness that coercive practices are over-used, and mental health care is in need of a profound transformation towards recovery-oriented systems of care.
The implementation and dissemination of alternatives to coercive practices is an essential component of such transformation. Relevant research has provided tools and documented successful practices, and initiatives aimed at making these resources available and adapted to different contexts are being promoted by international organizations, professional associations and associations of users and carers.1
The profound transformation of current mental health care towards recovery-oriented systems of care requires resources and shared goals among the different stakeholders. Integrated and personalised care pathways, respect of human rights, shared decision making, and involvement of users and carers are essential components of this transformation.
1 Discussion Paper from the WPA Taskforce October 2020; https://www.wpanet.org/alternatives-to-coercion