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Ivette Castillo Schizophrenia-Legal and Ethical Considerations PREP QUESTIONS 1. What are your feelings when you first see John handcuffed? a. At this time he was brought in handcuffed because he was attempting to hit the policemen with a baseball bat so the handcuffs are used as prevention of any injury he might cause. 2. What law allows the police to transport the patient to the hospital against his will? ***Critical Thinking! a. Emergency comitment 3. What is the maximum time the PEC can hold John against his will? a. 24-96 hrs 4. What reasons can a patient be held with a PEC? a. When the person pose a danger to themselves or others 5. What is the probable Axis I diagnosis for John based on information presented thus far? a. Personality disorder or mood disorder 6. Due to his past medical history, lab values and the side effects of psychotropic medications, what is John at risk for developing? a. Jon is at risk for metabolic syndrome 7. How many mls of Haldol was administered and where was it given at 4:30 PM?

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