TITLE

Involuntary Treatment and Forcibly Restraining Patients: Ethics Commentary

AUTHOR(S)
ROBERTSON, MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Asian Bioethics Review;Sep2013, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p230
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author offers his ethical commentary on a case study related to involuntary treatment and forcibly restraining patients. He notes that the patient's mental illness which impaired her insight and judgement is denying her of a potentially life-saving treatment, such as the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He also claims that the use of coercive, psychiatric power without moral reflection on a person with mental illness can serve as the basis of harm.
ACCESSION #
108775060

 

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