Outpatient Commitment Laws: Forcing Mentally Ill Patients to Take Their Medication
Behnke, Stephen H.
Medical Ethics Newsletter [Lahey Hitchcock Clinic] 1999 Fall: 4, 8
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Kahan, Dan M; Braman, Donald; Monahan, John; Callahan, Lisa; Peters, Ellen (2010-04)What explains controversy over outpatient commitment laws (OCLs), which authorize courts to order persons with mental illness to accept outpatient treatment? We hypothesized that attitudes toward OCLs reflect "cultural ...
What Would Mary Douglas Do? A Commentary on Kahan Et Al., "Cultural Cognition and Public Policy: The Case of Outpatient Commitment Laws" Swanson, Jeffrey (2010-06)Involuntary outpatient commitment is a highly controversial issue in mental health law. Strong supporters of outpatient commitment see it as a form of access to community-based mental health care and a less restrictive ...