Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2015

Coercive Interventions

Dr. Meghamala.S.Tavaragi

Senior Resident (Psychiatrist), Dept Of Psychiatry, Dharwad Institute Of Mental Health And Neurosciences (DIMHANS), Dharwad, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.109/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.109


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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015