Coercive Care asks probing and challenging questions regarding the use of coercion in health care and the social services. The book combines philosophical analysis with comparative studies of social policy and law in a large number of industrialized countries.
'This well-articulated and often provocative contibution to current debates about coercive care is perspicuous, concise and clearly argued.' - Jounal of Applied Philosophy
'The strength of this book lies in its clear exposition of the key issues in coercive health and social care and its ability to stimulate debate. Clearly, it is unlikely that one would agree with all the arguments from a single author on these highly controversial issues but it certainly makes one think more deeply about them.' - Nusing Ethics
'A very thoughtful, wide-ranging book, written in a clear style ... a starting point for discussion on a broad scale. The importance of the questions raised in the book, together with the controversial standpoints of the author, make this a stimulating and worthwhile book.' - Ethical Perspectives
...[a] fresh and comprehensive view on the problem of coercive care. - Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy