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New Dutch Legislation and Preventive Coercive Home Health Care for Excessive Alcohol Consumers

  • Susanne van den Hooff
Original Article

Abstract

Excessive alcohol consumers are in need for effective and targeted thiamine interventions to prevent the development of Korsakoff’s syndrome. Coercive home health care might be a solution to reach excessive alcohol consumers. In many parts of the world, an expansion is seen of more coercive community practices. Due to new legislation in the Netherlands, preventive coercive home health care is permitted. The objective of this article is twofold. Firstly, to describe this new Dutch legislation and secondly, to explore literature to identify themes that might contribute to less-intrusive coercive interventions at the excessive alcohol consumer’s home. Four articles have been identified which concentrate on experiences regarding coercive home health care. Preventive coercive home health care might benefit from a stable and trusting relationship. For healthcare organizations, this means that they need to pay attention to the health and safety of their employees to prevent outflow.

Keywords

Preventive treatment Alcoholism Coercion Home health care Legislation Therapeutic relationship 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The author declares that she has no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne van den Hooff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Erasmus School of Health Policy & ManagementErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and LawAmsterdam University of Applied SciencesAmsterdamNetherlands

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