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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Coercion in Mental Health Care – Position Statement of the World Association of Social Psychiatry

1 Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, Oxford, England, UK
2 Health Services Research Unit, Akershus University Hospital, Nordbyhagen, Norway
3 Department of Addiction Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
4 National Centre for Knowledge through Experience in Mental Health, Norway
5 World Association of Social Psychiatry, Paris, France
6 National Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
7 Department of Psychiatry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
8 Department of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andrew Molodynski
Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX, England
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/WSP.WSP_21_19

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The World Association of Social Psychiatry working party on coercion in mental health care recently released a set of guiding principles and standards, developed from the research and collaboration of members alongside issues highlighted in the literature and raised by service user and human rights groups. These principles are set out below and are designed to be applicable in all countries.

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