La judiciarisation du traitement du malade psychiatrique inapte qui refuse catégoriquement de consentir
Psychiatrists in particular face a cliinical, legal and social dilemma in treating their patients who are likely to categorically oppose treatment. This article illustrates this dilemma in the…
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The right to refuse treatment in Oregon: A two-year statewide experience
- Psychology, Medicine
This article empirically examines the 432 refusals leading to override requests in three Oregon psychiatric institutions in 1983 and 1984 and proposes a new procedure which combines parts of the current procedure with a requirement that, at the time of the civil commitment hearing, the judge makes a separate decision as to the patient's competency to make treatment decisions.
Drug refusal: a study of psychiatric inpatients.
- Medicine, PsychologyThe American journal of psychiatry
Although refusal of medication was common, most episodes were self-limited and only 5 of 72 episodes seriously impaired patient care; each of these cases appeared to be delusionally motivated.
A study of medication refusal by involuntary psychiatric patients.
- Psychology, MedicineHospital & community psychiatry
Two-week follow-up of 12 patients in the refuser group showed that they were less likely to refuse drugs and were clinically improved; however, six of the patients still preferred to refuse medication despite their clinical improvement.
An empirical view of patients exercising their right to refuse treatment.
- Psychology, MedicineInternational journal of law and psychiatry
Treatment refusal among forensic inpatients.
- Psychology, MedicineThe Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
The authors review Oregon's administrative approach and its application to the treatment refusal of 33 state hospital forensic patients.
A study of the right to refuse treatment.
- Law, HistoryThe Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
The Supreme Court ruled that "clear-and-convincing" rather than "beyond-a-reasonable-doubt" evidence was sufficient to hospitalize a mentally ill person against his will.
Empirical research on the effects of legal policy on the right to refuse treatment , in The Right to Refuse Antipsychotic Medication