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  • Oral presentation
  • Open Access

The importance of user controlled research on coercion

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BMC Psychiatry20077 (Suppl 1) :S59

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  • Public Health
  • Main Topic
  • Time User
  • Control Research

Coercion in psychiatry is one of the main topics in user/survivor movement worldwide. At the same time user controlled research in this field is almost non existent [1, 2]. The reasons for this situation will be analyzed, the need for research on coercion and the obstacles that research done by users/survivors faces. The presentation will also outline possible methodologies, their advantages and their potential.

Authors’ Affiliations

Für alle Fälle, e.V., Auguststr.71, 10117 Berlin, Germany


  1. Faulkner A: The Ethics of Survivor Research – Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Research Carried out by Mental Health Service Users and Survivors. 2004, Bristol, UK: Joseph Rowntree FoundationGoogle Scholar
  2. Turner M, Beresford P: User Controlled Research – Its Meanings and Potential. 2005, London, UK: Shaping Our Lives and the Center for Citizen Participation, Brunel UniversityGoogle Scholar


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