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Author Winick, Bruce J.

Title The right to refuse mental health treatment / Bruce J. Winick.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1997]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  344.7304 W772R    Check Shelf
Description xv, 427 pages ; 26 cm.
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- PART I: MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT TECHNIQUES: A continuum of intrusiveness -- Psychotherapy -- Behavior therapy -- Psychotropic medication -- Electroconvulsive therapy -- Electronic stimulation of the brain -- Psychosurgery -- PART II: CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATIONS ON INVOLUNTARY MENTAL HEALTH AND CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT: The Constitution and other sources of legal limitation on govermentally imposed therapy -- The First Amendment and mental health treatment: constitutional protection against interference with mental processes -- Substantive due process and mental health treatment: constitutional protection for bodily integrity, mental privacy, and individual autonomy -- Treatment as punishment: Eighth Amendment limits on mental health interventions -- Religion-based refusal of treatment: constitutional protection for the free exercise of religion -- Are mental patients different? : equal protection limits on involuntary treatments -- Scrutinizing the government's interest in involuntary treatment -- Scrutiny of the means used to accomplish governmental interests -- PART III: EVALUATING AND IMPLEMENTING THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT: A therapeutic jurisprudence analysis of the right to refuse mental health treatment -- Waiver of the right to refuse treatment: the requirement of informed consent -- Procedural due process and involuntary therapy: the right to a hearing -- The future of the right to refuse treatment.
Subject Mental health laws -- United States.
Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States.
Psychotherapy -- United States -- Legislation.
Treatment Refusal -- United States -- Legislation.
Informed Consent -- United States -- Legislation.
Mental Health Services -- United States -- Legislation.
Patient Compliance -- United States -- Legislation.
ISBN 1557983690
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