Psychiatric emergency room decision-making, social control and the 'undeserving sick'.

Abstract

The influence of social factors on involuntary hospitalisation has been an important and controversial area of sociological focus for many years. Traditionally, social control theory has been used to understand disproportionate rates of involuntary hospitalisation among marginalised and powerless groups. However, dramatic changes in the social context of… (More)

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@article{Lincoln2006PsychiatricER, title={Psychiatric emergency room decision-making, social control and the 'undeserving sick'.}, author={Alisa K. Lincoln}, journal={Sociology of health & illness}, year={2006}, volume={28 1}, pages={54-75} }