A knee in the neck of excited delirium

Truscott, Amanda
March 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p669
Academic Journal
The article discusses the term "excited delirium" in relation to the death of Polish citizen , Rober Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. There were questions raised on the death of Dziekanski as the police officers think whether he died on multiple taser shocks or because of manufactured psychological condition "excited delirium." The condition, "excited delirium" was defined as being characterized by agitation, incoherence, bizarre behavior, high temperature, high tolerance for pain. INSET: Box 1: Tasers.


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