APRIL+22+CAUSES+COMM+TREATMENT

APRIL+22+CAUSES+COMM+TREATMENT - CAUSES OF DI 1. 2. 3. 4....

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CAUSES OF DI 1. Drugs 2. Philosophical changes 3. Economic changes 4. Legal changes
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IV. LEGAL Judicial and legislative changes 3 aspects - commitment to hospital; conditions within hospital , release into the community Move from medical to legal model
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MEDICAL AND LEGAL Primacy of health Paternalism Better safe than sorry Primacy of liberty Adversarial Don’t treat unless necessary
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1. COMMITMENT Up to 1970 primacy of medical Anyone can bring petition assertin mental illness M.D. must sign Routine exam by court psychiatrist Brief hearing Almost all committed
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1970-2010 Expansion of legal model of commitment Grounds had been “mental illness” Now – danger to self or to others Sometimes also “gravely disabled” Specific and overt actions Procedural protections
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Emergency commitments for brief periods – 2 weeks or month Olmstead decision (1999) – least restrictive alternative Up to state to prove the need for commitment COMMITMENT
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2. WITHIN HOSPITAL
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:307 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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APRIL+22+CAUSES+COMM+TREATMENT - CAUSES OF DI 1. 2. 3. 4....

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