Michele Seybert Phillips

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Occasionally, psychiatric patients detained in institutions against their will or residing in the community under legal restraints elope and commit serious offenses. The authors looked at the frequency with which this occurred with patients on warrants of the Lieutenant-Governor in Ontario. Using the files of the Ontario Lieutenant-Governor's Board of(More)
3 To Wayne and Max-my foundation, my strength, my heart 4 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This dissertation was possible because of the support of many people. I would like to recognize them and thank them for their support. As I write these acknowledgements, I am humbled. I would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Washington for being an exemplary chair, mentor, teacher, and(More)
The authors compiled demographic, psychiatric, and criminological information on persons who were held on warrants of the Lieutenant Governor in Ontario. These warrants were vacated between the period 1969-1982. Of the entire population of 296 such persons, 46% were held as being Unfit to Stand Trial, 51% were Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, and the(More)
Hospital treatment staff are constantly faced with the problem of psychiatric patients who discharge themselves against medical advice before their treatment is completed. A total of 50 patients who signed themselves out of the 9th floor service of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, over a two year period, were analyzed. When compared with a random sample(More)
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