Involuntary intervention – WG

Chair :

Katharina Schönegger (Austria)

Dr. Katharina SCHÖNEGGER (1)

Members from both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry:

Nikitas ARNAOUTOGLOU (Greece)
Ida Liebe BENTSEN (Denmark)
Robin BAETEN (Belgium)
Roland GRASSL (Austria)
Morten HATLEN (Norway)
Adrien PONTAROLLO (France)
Anne Emilie STÜRUP (Denmark)
Kimmo SUOKAS (Finland)

Background :

Our working group was initiated on this year´s EFPT Forum 2015 in Porto, Portugal. The topic of involuntary treamtent is a difficult one: The unavoidable dilemma between treatment of mental illness on one hand and human rights of each patient on the other hand is part of every day hospital experience. It remains a challenge throughout our psychiatric training.

Statement :

„Involuntary Interventions are a sensitive issue for
psychiatric trainees. EFPT wants to raise awareness and
promote ethical reflections on this subject.“

Action plan for 2015/2016

1. Collection of literature on the subject of involuntary treatement
2. Exploration of subjective experiences of trainees regarding involuntary treatment of patients
3. Evaluation: Are psychiatric trainees actually trained on mental health legislation, human rights law, how to deal with critical situations, deescalation, etc.?
4. Spreading information on the topic through EFPT network to psychiatric trainees to raise awareness and promote ethical reflection.

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Links

Council of Europe: Recommendation Rec(2004)10
 of the Committee of Ministers to member states 
concerning the protection of the human rights and dignity of persons with mental disorder
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?id=775685

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf

http://www.eunomia-study.net/

http://www.cpt.coe.int/en/about.htm