6. Psychiatry and the Law – Do the Fields Agree in Their Views on Coercive Treatment?

  1. Thomas W. Kallert2,3,4,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich5 and
  3. John Monahan6
  1. Julio Arboleda-Flórez

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch6

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Arboleda-Flórez, J. (2011) Psychiatry and the Law – Do the Fields Agree in Their Views on Coercive Treatment?, 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.ch6

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. Queen's University, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada

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:

  • Psychiatry and the law – do the fields agree in their views on coercive treatment?;
  • Coercion in psychiatry;
  • Forensic psychiatry;
  • ethics of coercion;
  • ‘psychiatry is the theory and practice of coercion’;
  • ‘you can go and play after you do your homework’;
  • ‘whores of the courts’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • On rights

  • Coercion in psychiatry

  • Forensic psychiatry

  • The ethics of coercion

  • Notes

  • References