Clinical ethics support and its effects on coercion in psychiatry

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Short description

As far as we know, this is the first scientific study worldwide to investigate both, (1) how clinical ethics support services (CESS) in mental healthcare affect objective use of coercive measures, and (2) mental healthcare professionals’ (HPs) attitudes towards coercion. On these grounds, this study is very innovative and addresses a poorly studied area. An important additional aim of the pilot study is to show that this kind of study is feasible in a naturalistic context of a psychiatric hospital.

Collaboratoring universities – persons

Involved PAPE group researchers

Julia Stoll, Manuel Trachsel

Funding

Our work in this area from 2019 to 2020 (pilot study) was funded by the Käthe Zingg Schwichtenberg-Fund of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS).

Publications

  • Trachsel, M., & Stoll, J. (in preparation). Clinical ethics support services and its effects on coercive measures in psychiatry: a multicenter, cluster randomized, controlled trial in Switzerland.
     
  • Trachsel, M., & Stoll, J. (2020, June). Clinical ethics support services and its effects on coercive measures in psychiatry: research design of a multicenter, cluster randomized, controlled trial in Switzerland. Poster presented at the 15th World Congress of Bioethics (WCB), Philadelphia, PA.