Alternatives to Coercion "Five top tips for implementing alternatives to coercion"
September 6th, 2023
11:00 AM GMT
(Duration 1,5 hour)
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Alternatives to Coercion “Five top tips for implementing alternatives to coercion”
September 6th, 2023 at 11:00 AM GMT
Have you ever wanted to change your practice or service so that it can better avoid using coercive measures such as seclusion and restraint?
This webinar may help you.
‘Coercive’ interventions range from involuntary treatment to forceful action and threats undertaken in the course of providing treatment or addressing perceived harm a person poses to herself/himself or others due to a mental health condition. These practices are over-used and carry the risk of harmful consequences. It is clear that implementing alternatives to coercion is crucial to improve quality of care and promote the human rights of people with mental disorders and psychosocial disabilities, however making meaningful change can be difficult when challenged by the pressures of time, a seeming lack of resources, fears about safety and control, and resistance to considering changes to models of care.
We present our top tips to implement alternatives to coercion.
Presented by members of both the WPA Alternatives to Coercion Working Group and the WPA Service Users and Carers Working Group, five panellists from different settings will each respond to the question: What was the most important thing you have learned about how to implement alternatives to coercion?’ The speakers will draw from their own experience, including practical examples of how alternatives to coercion are being implemented in four countries, which have been documented by the WPA and made available here.) These panellists will cover a broad range of topics about influencing and achieving change at the national, regional, service, and individual level including the vital role that service users and families can play.
Afzal Javed, MD
Prof. Silvana Galderisi
Dr Soumitra Pathare
Dr Andrea Caballero
Dr Martha Savage
Guadalupe Morales Cano
Associate Prof. John Allan