Psychiatr Serv 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.
Department of Psychiatry and Addictions, Saint Petersburg State University (Chumakov, Petrova) and Saint Petersburg Psychiatric Hospital No. 1, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Chumakov); Waikato Hospital, Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton, New Zealand (Vadivel); Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto, and Hospital de Magalhaes Lemos, Porto, Portugal (Pinto da Costa); Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development, Queen Mary University of London, London (Pinto da Costa); Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London (Bhugra); Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy (Ventriglio).
Objective: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) has been broadly incorporated into national frameworks for compulsory psychiatric treatment. Recently, instructions issued by the UN CRPD Committee discouraged any involuntary treatment and detention of people with mental disabilities, which has sparked clinical, legal, and ethical debates. Early-career psychiatrists (ECPs) are often at the front line of decisions to involuntarily detain psychiatric patients; here, the authors surveyed ECPs to gain insight into their experiences with compulsory psychiatric treatment in clinical practice. Read More