Ann-Marie A O'Brien

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OBJECTIVE This study reports the first published Canadian profile of a sample of psychiatric patients from the Royal Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, who were issued community treatment orders (CTOs). METHOD We undertook a population study of sociodemographic and health care use patterns from January 2001 to September 2003, using a standardized(More)
Women's religious organisations can provide insights into the experiences of women usually hidden from historical view within marriage and motherhood. The Mothers' Union, the centrally organised association of Anglican women, was an unusual women's organisation because its chief function was not fund-raising but the "spiritual elevation" of mothers.(More)
This article reviews the legal, ethical and practical challenges of complying with the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) within the context of a Canadian mental health system that is overburdened and under resourced. The advent of deinstitutionalization has placed significantly increased responsibilities on the families of mentally(More)
There have been important recent developments in law, research, policy and practice relating to supporting people with decision-making impairments, in particular when a person's wishes and preferences are unclear or inaccessible. A driver in this respect is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); the implications of(More)
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