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  1. Inspectors’ Ethical Challenges in Health Care Regulation: A Pilot Study.W. Seekles, G. Widdershoven, P. Robben, G. van Dalfsen & B. Molewijk - 2017 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 20 (3):311-320.
    There is an increasing body of research on what kind of ethical challenges health care professionals experience regarding the quality of care. In the Netherlands the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate is responsible for monitoring and regulating the quality of health care. No research exists on what kind of ethical challenges inspectors experience during the regulation process itself. In a pilot study we used moral case deliberation as method in order to reflect upon inspectors’ ethical challenges. The objective of this paper (...)
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  • Two Years of Moral Case Deliberations on the Use of Coercion in Mental Health Care: Which Ethical Challenges Are Being Discussed by Health Care Professionals?Bert Molewijk, Ingvild Stokke Engerdahl & Reidar Pedersen - 2016 - Clinical Ethics 11 (2-3):87-96.
    Background Seven wards from three Norwegian mental health care institutions participated in a study in which regular ethics reflection groups focusing on coercion had been implemented and evaluated. This article presents a thematic overview of the ethical challenges identified based on a systematic qualitative analyses of 161 ethics reflection groups and some general observations on these ethical challenges. Results The ethical challenges are divided into four main thematic categories: formal coercion, informal coercion, uncertainty related to the Norwegian legislation on coercion (...)
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  • The Significance of Ethics Reflection Groups in Mental Health Care: A Focus Group Study Among Health Care Professionals.Marit Helene Hem, Bert Molewijk, Elisabeth Gjerberg, Lillian Lillemoen & Reidar Pedersen - 2018 - BMC Medical Ethics 19 (1):54.
    Professionals within the mental health services face many ethical dilemmas and challenging situations regarding the use of coercion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance of participating in systematic ethics reflection groups focusing on ethical challenges related to coercion. In 2013 and 2014, 20 focus group interviews with 127 participants were conducted. The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. The analysis is inspired by the concept of ‘bricolage’ which means our approach was inductive. Most participants report (...)
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  • Staff’s Normative Attitudes Towards Coercion: The Role of Moral Doubt and Professional Context—a Cross-Sectional Survey Study.Almar Kok Bert Molewijk, Reidar Pedersen Tonje Husum & Olaf Aasland - forthcoming - Most Recent Articles: Bmc Medical Ethics.
    The use of coercion is morally problematic and requires an ongoing critical reflection. We wondered if not knowing or being uncertain whether coercion is morally right or justified (i.e. experiencing moral dou...
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  • Staff’s Normative Attitudes Towards Coercion: The Role of Moral Doubt and Professional Context—a Cross-Sectional Survey Study.Bert Molewijk, Almar Kok, Tonje Husum, Reidar Pedersen & Olaf Aasland - 2017 - BMC Medical Ethics 18 (1):37.
    The use of coercion is morally problematic and requires an ongoing critical reflection. We wondered if not knowing or being uncertain whether coercion is morally right or justified is related to professionals’ normative attitudes regarding the use of coercion. This paper describes an explorative statistical analysis based on a cross-sectional survey across seven wards in three Norwegian mental health care institutions. Descriptive analyses showed that in general the 379 respondents a) were not so sure whether coercion should be seen as (...)
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  • The Particular Relevance of Clinical Ethics Support in Psychiatry: Concepts, Research, and Experiences.Bert Molewijk & Stella Reiter-Theil - 2016 - Clinical Ethics 11 (2-3):43-44.
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