Coercion: an understudied issue in mental health.

Research paper by B B O'Donoghue

Indexed on: 18 Aug '18Published on: 18 Aug '18Published in: Irish journal of psychological medicine


Coercion in mental health services is a controversial practice, yet it is a relatively understudied area. This special themed edition draws upon research from the international community with the aim of addressing issues related to coercion and involuntary admission. The issue covers topics such as community treatment orders, service users' perspectives, alternative models of involving service users in their treatment, and future directions for coercion research. It is hoped that this edition will encourage funding and inspire future research on this important topic.