Ethical issues in long-term psychiatric management.

@article{Dickenson1997EthicalII,
  title={Ethical issues in long-term psychiatric management.},
  author={Dianne Dickenson},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={300-4}
}
Two general ethical problems in psychiatry are thrown into sharp relief by long term care. This article discusses each in turn, in the context of two anonymised case studies from actual clinical practice. First, previous mental health legislation soothed doubts about patients' refusal of consent by incorporating time limits on involuntary treatment. When… CONTINUE READING