Compulsory Supervision

Multi-Centre Evaluation of Supervised Discharge and Guardianship: Service Users & Compulsory Care, 1999-2000

Principal Investigator: Dr Annie Bartlett, St George’s Hospital Medical School

Funder: Department of Health

I was responsible for the qualitative arm (n=20) of Multi-Centre Evaluation of Supervised Discharge and Guardianship”, n=268, led by Professor Graham Thornicroft, Institute of Psychiatry.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Canvin, K., Bartlett, A. & Pinfold, V. (2005) Acceptability of compulsory powers in the community: The ethical considerations of mental health service users on Supervised Discharge and Guardianship. Journal of Medical Ethics 31: 457-462. DOI: 10.1136/jme.2003.004861
  • Canvin, K., Bartlett, A. & Pinfold, V. (2002) A ‘Bittersweet Pill To Swallow’: Learning From Mental Health Service Users’ Responses To Compulsory Community Care. Health and Social Care in the Community 10 (5): 361-369. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2524.2002.00375.x


  • Bartlett, A. & Canvin, K. (2003) ‘User Views and Ethical Issues in Qualitative Method’ In Gwen Adshead & Chris Brown (eds), Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Research. London, Jessica Kingsley.


  • Bindman, J., Pinfold, V., Hatfield, B., Canvin, K., Bartlett, A. & Thornicroft, G. (2001) National Evaluation of Supervised Discharge and Guardianship. Unpublished Report of a Study Commissioned by the Department of Health.

Peer Reviewed Conference Contributions

  • Pinfold, V. & Canvin, K. Challenging coercion in the community: Mental health professionals’ and service users’ experiences of policies to control ‘Patients in the Community’ in England. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, 2001.



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