| Published: December 25, 2015
Coercion is threat of actions which compels the patient to behave in a manner inconsistent with his own wishes. Coercion is inevitable in psychiatric practices. Various coercive techniques are chemical and physical restraints, seclusion and isolation. This chapter deals with various types of coercive interventions. When and how to use coercive techniques and for what duration it is to be used and permitted. It mentions what safety measures to be used in crisis situation and how coercion can be minimised in psychiatric care.
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© 2015 I M Tavaragi
Received: September 30, 2015; Revision Received: October 26, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015