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Updated 16.06.2016

A Restraint and Coercive methods in long term nursing care and hospitals

Thijs Melchior (IGZ Netherlands) , Eve Pilt, Juta Varjas, Inge Mäe(Terviseamet, Estonia), Marjolein van Vliet (VILANS), Hanna Ahonen (Valvira, Finland)Jooske Vos and Mari Murel (EPSO).

 

 

EPSO VILANS Follow-up Training in the Hague

 

Marjolein van Vliet (Vilans), Thijs Melchior (IGZ, Netherlands), Mihhail Muzõtšin (Terviseamet, Estonia), Jooske Vos and Mari Murel (EPSO)

April 7th -8th 2016 in the Hague

4 teams from different Estonian hospitals

See the programm here

160404 Follow-up Training voor Estland 2 languages in April Final programme_voor web.pdf
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EPSO VILANS Training in Estonia

Marjolein van Vliet (Vilans), Thijs Melchior (IGZ, Netherlands), EPSO Observer: Hanna Ahonen (Valvira, Finland), Eve Pilt (Terviseamet, Estonia), Jooske Vos and Mari Murel (EPSO)

June 29th & 30th 2015 in Tallinn

9 teams from different Estonian hospitals

 

 

 

 

 150316 folder Training voor Estland 2 languages.pdf
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 New booklet from Vilans (Marjolein van Vliet et al 2014):

More than 80 alternatives for restraint in health care

Dutch original publication

Estonian translation published by EPSO

 

Photos from the training here: Tallinn EPSO Training 2015

 

Marjolein van Vliet More than 60 Alternatives for restraint in health care

Dutch translation

Estonian translation

English translation

 

 

140902 Report of the EPSO working group on Restraints and Coercive methods - Estonian Pilot fin.pdf
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State of affairs at the time of the conference in Copenhagen

As a follow up on the EPSO working group on ‘Restraints and Coercive methods in long term nursing care and hospitals’ and the draft of an ‘Assessment and Evaluation Framework’ which could be used by the various EPSO Member countries to reduce the use of force and improve care in the area of restraints and coercive methods .
The  Framework aims for better care and less unnecessary force by giving people more say in decisions about their own life and by doing so reducing unnecessary restraints, unnecessary violence (force) and unnecessary restrictions of freedom in healthcare- and other institutions.
The idea of the working group is that supervisory bodies can learn and improve by using best practices and comparing their own working methods with relevant experiences in other States/Regions and with relevant norms and accepted standards.
The draft  Framework that was  discussed in Brussels is based on best practices and working methods in various EPSO Member States and is related to the basic Human Rights approach used by the Council of Europe’s CPT (“European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”) in the area of restraints and coercive methods in healthcare and restricted care.

If one or more countries are interested in hosting a pilot on the topic of preventing restraints and coercive methods in healthcare or social care,   the  pilot will be launched In Copenhagen. Host countries are being asked to participate and possibly also to  invest in the costs of the pilot. The pilot will test the aims of the Framework in practice: What are the possibilities for the use of an assessment framework in the various  countries?

 

If a host country will not be found immediately the working group will continue to work on a presentable framework and prepare  the presentation of the framework to the various EPSO countries, possibly including a  presentation to government  representative in the various countries.
In this case the working group will give an update of the state of affairs.