chapter_16--mental_health_s - Chapter 16-Mental Health...

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1 Chapter 16--Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues Key 1. In the textbook case of Arthur, who was diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder after talking about his secret plans both to save the world’s starving children and to break into a foreign embassy, his parents were unable to have him admitted to a psychiatric hospital because Arthur was: A. diagnosed incorrectly B. not considered dangerous to himself or others C. no longer covered by their health insurance D. a minor child 2. Which of the following statements is correct? A. Mental illness is a legal concept. B. Mental illness is defined the same way across states. C. Most states include substance-related disorders in their definition of mental illness. D. Mental illness is synonymous with psychological disorders. 3. Which of the following is (are) specified in civil commitment laws? A. when a person can be legally declared to have a mental illness B. when a person can be placed in a mental hospital for treatment C. both of these D. neither of these 4. Each of the following statements correctly describes the circumstances of mentally ill persons prior to th the late 19 century EXCEPT: A. The community often took on the care of mentally ill persons. B. Family members often cared for a mentally ill person at home. C. Mentally ill persons received specialized care in psychiatric hospitals. D. Often mentally ill persons were left to care for themselves. 5. In the late 19 th century the enactment of civil commitment laws resulted in: A. only a few cases of involuntary commitment to mental hospitals B. people being committed who were not mentally ill C. wives committing their husbands to mental hospitals D. a decrease in the number of large public mental hospitals
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2 6. State laws permit involuntary commitment when all of the following conditions have been met EXCEPT: A. A person has a mental illness and is in need of treatment. B. A person is dangerous to himself/herself or others, and is in need of treatment. C. A person is unable to care for himself/herself. D. A person asks to be admitted to a mental hospital. 7. Authorities can use police power to hold criminal offenders if they are a threat to society. However, if the power called parens patriae is used to take someone into custody, it means that: A. a person has already committed a crime B. a person is not acting in his or her own best interest C. the safety of the community is in jeopardy D. individual rights are more important than societal rights 8. When parens patriae is used to take a mentally ill individual into custody, it means that the state is acting as a: A. mental health counselor B. surrogate parent C. legal advisor D. social worker 9. Which of the following eras was known as the “liberal era“ in regard to mental health treatments? A.
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