Ulysses and the Psychiatrists: A Legal and Policy Analysis of the Voluntary Commitment Contract
Dresser, Rebecca S.
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. 1982 Winter; 16(3): 777-854.
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Dresser, Rebecca (1984-06)Several commentators have proposed a novel legal mechanism, the "Ulysses contract" or "voluntary commitment contract," to permit mental patients with recurrent treatable disorders to consent in advance to treatment which ...