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Psychiatric facility (closed) - Accommodation

People suffering from a serious mental illness or disability may be forcibly admitted to a closed psychiatric facility if they present a significant risk to themselves or others and if they are danger cannot be averted in any other way.

For ethical, medical and legal reasons, attempts are made to prevent the use of coercion as much as possible and to avoid it whenever possible. If coercion cannot be avoided, this will be made as gentle and as safe as possible. Affected persons should not be unnecessarily burdened and traumatised.

The same applies to the
forced treatment with medication often associated with forcedadmission. Since it can shake particularly strongly and sometimes also traumatize, it is only used as far as and as long as it is absolutely necessary and there is no possibility to remedy self-harm or external danger in a different way.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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