Restraints Working Group
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
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
New booklet from Vilans (Marjolein van Vliet et al 2014)
More than 80 alternatives for restraint in health care
Marjolein van Vliet (2013)
Report of the EPSO working group on Restraints and Coercive methods – Estonian Pilot
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.