Monthly Archives: November 2016

Hospitals fought to keep logs of Coercion secret

The handwritten protocols documenting that a hundred or so patients last year were placed illegally in forced belts. Since April, a number of the country’s hospitals fought to keep the disputed logs secret, s the National Newspaper VG asked to gain insight into these logs.

Sunday night could VG reveal 640 examples of use of belts that the country’s leading lawyers and researchers in the field believe is illegal or highly problematic.
They react among other thing on that mentally ill patients are kept tied down despite that they described as quiet and cooperative, while they sleep – and more patients have been placed in belts because they wanted it.


Meanwhile, they believe that hospitals broke the law when they least 220 times failed to write how long or why the patient was tied down.