8. Mental Health Care and Patients' Rights – Are these Two Fields Currently Compatible?

  1. Thomas W. Kallert1,2,3,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich4 and
  3. John Monahan5
  1. Thomas W. Kallert1,2,3

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch8

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Kallert, T. W. (2011) Mental Health Care and Patients' Rights – Are these Two Fields Currently Compatible?, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

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:

  • Mental health care and patients' rights – are these two fields currently compatible?;
  • Can promising initiatives for improving patients' rights be identified?;
  • Are there legal areas that need clearer definitions in order to respect patients' rights?;
  • randomized controlled trials (RCTs);
  • ‘revolving door’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Are the human rights of mental health patients sufficiently guaranteed and respected?

  • Do new approaches in the field of mental health care endanger patients' rights?

  • Can promising initiatives for improving patients' rights be identified?

  • Is autonomy still the supreme principle guiding recent socio-legal developments with regard to mental health care?

  • Are there legal areas that need clearer definitions in order to respect patients' rights?

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References