Facts of the Case:There were complaints about the ability of treatment that Bruce hospital was providing to individuals that the courts decided were mentally ill.Contentions of the Parties: The complaints that were received were that Bryce Hospital fail to meet certain requirements to successfully treat patients that are mentally ill. Issue:The issue here was that standards were not maintained by the facilities. Decision:The decision was made that held the facility responsible for maintaining better standards when treating mentally ill patients that were sent there by the courts. Reasoning:The Judge ruled that the facility needs to meet set standards when treating patients. Rule of Law:Patients that are suffering from mental illness should have the rights to set standards when it comes to their care and treatment.
5INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH TASK Landmark Case: The right to refuse psychiatric treatmentTitle and Citation: Roger v. Commissioners of The Department of Mental HealthRUBIE ROGERS & others [Note 1] vs. COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OFMENTAL HEALTH & others. [Note 2]. (n.d.). Retrieved from This is a case from the Court of Massachusetts.Type of Action:With this case, it was required for clarification for voluntary refusal of treatmentby a patient when they were sent by the courts to have treatment.Facts of the Case:The refusal of treatment by a patient were compelled by the court to take treatment. Contentions of the Parties:The patient that is refusing treatment must prove they are of sane mind to make that decision. Issue:All the states can not force medication on a patient unless they are unable to make the decision on their own. Decision:The patient that wants to refuse treatment must give his reasons to the judge.Rule of Law:Any medication given to a patient must be given with their consent unless they cant make the decision.