12. The Moral Imperative for Dialogue with Organizations of Survivors of Coerced Psychiatric Human Rights Violations

  1. Thomas W. Kallert2,3,4,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich5 and
  3. John Monahan6
  1. David W. Oaks

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch12

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Oaks, D. W. (2011) The Moral Imperative for Dialogue with Organizations of Survivors of Coerced Psychiatric Human Rights Violations, in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects (eds T. W. Kallert, J. E. Mezzich and J. Monahan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Park Hospital Leipzig, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Morawitzstrasse 2, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  2. 3

    Soteria Hospital Leipzig, Morawitzstrasse 4, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  3. 4

    Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Fetscherstrasse 74, Dresden, 01307, Germany

  4. 5

    New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5th Avenue and 100th Street, Box 1093, New York, NY, 10029-6574, USA

  5. 6

    University of Virginia, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA

Author Information

  1. MindFreedom International, 454 Willamette St, Suite 216, PO Box 11284, Eugene, OR, 97440-3484, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660720

Online ISBN: 9780470978573

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Keywords:

  • Overview – coerced psychiatric procedures lead to an insurmountable power imbalance;
  • Forced psychiatric procedures over our expressed wishes;
  • Fraud – coercion by misinformation;
  • Fear – one choice is no choice;
  • Conclusion – offering dialogue and calling for demonstrations;
  • nongovernmental organization (NGO);
  • ‘psychiatric survivors’;
  • ‘Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview – coerced psychiatric procedures lead to an insurmountable power imbalance

  • On the sharp end of the needle – my recruitment to human rights activism

  • Forced psychiatric procedures over our expressed wishes

  • Fraud – coercion by misinformation

  • Fear – one choice is no choice

  • Conclusion – offering dialogue and calling for demonstrations

  • References