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Refugee and Mental Health Trainee Survey

The aim is to get feedback from psychiatric trainees’ regarding their experience and knowledge of issues related to the mental health of refugees and trauma prevention in this population.
Your responses will be absolutely anonymous and confidential. We do not need your name nor your contact details. To help protect your confidentiality, the survey will not contain information that will personally identify you. Your answers will be seen only by our research group. The findings of this study will be used for research purposes only.

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Milestone project

The MILESTONE project is an European initiative aiming to collect evidence and determine care gaps between Child and adolescent psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry in current mental health services across health care systems in Europe.

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TYOT : Test Your Own Training

You may have already heard some rumors about the #TYOT (even before its official launch it has gained its own hashtag), that was nicknamed ‘Tripadvisor for psychiatry trainees’ during its presentation at the last European Congress of Psychiatry (Madrid, March 2016). However, #TYOT is much more than just a platform for trainees’ feedback. It offers a bottom up solution to the question how to raise awareness and increase the impact of European training guidelines, by addressing the primary end-users of psychiatry training: the trainees themselves.

Although guidelines to ensure the quality of postgraduate psychiatric training in Europe are provided both by EFPT statements and UEMS recommendations, actual training conditions in different European countries have been documented to vary widely. Furthermore, besides those of you who are actively involved as enthusiastic country delegates to EFPT, most other trainees are unaware of the existence of such guidelines.

To address these problems, #TYOT brings you an easy-to-use online tool that allows any trainee to assess immediately how their own training compares in relation to the European standards. EFPT hopes that this will empower trainees all over Europe both in their own setting and in general (through revision of recommendations).

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EFPT Involuntary Treatment Throughout Europe Survey

Did you know, that:
In Vienna there are no closed psychiatric wards (except in forensic psychiatry)?
In Austria legislation leaves it open to every region to decide, whether there should be open or closed psychiatric wards?
In the UK acute psychiatric patients are isolated in „seclusion rooms“ where there is only a soft mattress inside the room.In addition, they never use mechanical restraintment methods, such as belts?
In Greece the number of nurses on a shift does not increase (there could be 2 nurses in charge of >30 patients), irrespective of the number of acute patients.
In Switzerland there are belt-beds and seclusion rooms?
In Portugal acute patients are premedicated by the emergency doctors and then transfered to the acute psychiatric ward?

Most doctors working In psychiatry in Europe have experience with patients subjected to coercive measures. Will we end up so accustomed to the practices we see around us, that we lose the ability to think critically about what we do, but are drawn into a kind of mass suggestion? It is easy to tell yourself, that “coercion is a necessary evil.”

Nevertheless, there are major differences around Europe of the type of compulsive actions patients are exposed to. Why is it “necessary” to tie patients to a bed in Norway several times each day, while in England they use soft cussions?

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