4. Is it Possible to Define a Best Practice Standard for Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry?

  1. Thomas W. Kallert3,4,5,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich6 and
  3. John Monahan7
  1. Tilman Steinert1 and
  2. Peter Lepping2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch4

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Steinert, T. and Lepping, P. (2011) Is it Possible to Define a Best Practice Standard for Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry?, in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects (eds T. W. Kallert, J. E. Mezzich and J. Monahan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Park Hospital Leipzig, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Morawitzstrasse 2, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  2. 4

    Soteria Hospital Leipzig, Morawitzstrasse 4, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  3. 5

    Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Fetscherstrasse 74, Dresden, 01307, Germany

  4. 6

    New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5th Avenue and 100th Street, Box 1093, New York, NY, 10029-6574, USA

  5. 7

    University of Virginia, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ulm University, Centre for Psychiatry Suedwuerttemberg, Ravensburg-Weissenau 88214, Germany

  2. 2

    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Glyndŵr University, Wrexham Academic Unit, Ffordd Croesnewydd, Wrexham LL13 7YP, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660720

Online ISBN: 9780470978573

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Keywords:

  • Is it possible to define a best practice standard for coercive treatment in psychiatry?;
  • Virtue ethics;
  • ‘least restrictive alternative’;
  • randomized controlled trials (RCTs);
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Virtue ethics

  • Evidence

  • Consensus

  • Conclusion

  • References