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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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 ...
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 ...