Compulsory Treatment Laws in Germany’s Psychiatric Wards

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The science magazine RUBIN provides an update on patients’ rights to refuse treatment in Germany’s psychiatric wards. “In psychiatric wards in Germany, patients used to be medicated indiscriminately against their will if doctors considered it necessary. It was only after a Federal Constitution Court ruling a few years ago that patient autonomy has been strengthened.”

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8 COMMENTS

  1. We do so need to take away the legal right of doctors to forcibly and coercively treat, with psychoactive drugs, any patient for any reason, including doctoral greed and paranoia of non-existent, but potential, malpractice suits due to easily recognized iatrogenesis.

    And doctors behaving in such an unethical manner is, according to an ethical pastor of mine, the “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.” (Psychiatrists agreeing to cover up child abuse for the religions is how the other “educated profession” [religions] apparently got involved in this type of iatrogenesis – and psychiatric cover ups of child abuse or ACEs is the most common trait of 2/3’s of so called “schizophrenics” today):

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2006/06/13/child-abuse-can-cause-schizophrenia/18.html

    My theory is that malpractice insurance was mandated in the US to alleviate this unethical medical behavior. But, unfortunately, this legal mandate has not stopped this unethical medical “dirty little secret” way to cover up malpractice, and proactively prevent a malpractice suit.

    “Sometimes, an aspect of the disease is that the patient believes threats and enemies are everywhere – including in the person of the doctor.”

    But sometimes a patient is unaware that her new PCP’s husband was the “attending physician” at the “bad fix” on her broken bone. So inappropriately trusts her PCP, whose insane paranoia over a non-existent malpractice suit due to a “bad fix,” causes her to inappropriately miss-medicate, then railroad the innocent and non-threatening patient into the psychiatric industry.

    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We do so need to take away the legal right of doctors to forcibly and coercively treat, with psychoactive drugs, any patient for any reason. Since doctors are just people with vulnerabilities, too.

    And doctors should NOT be at the top of a societal caste system, even India’s caste system, which has been around for ages, is aware of the stupidity of this. And the US constitution, technically, is anti a medical caste system rule of this country.

    • “Sometimes, an aspect of the disease is that the patient believes threats and enemies are everywhere – including in the person of the doctor.”

      It’s not an aspect of a disease, it’ accurate assessment of the situation and these people deserve to be called doctors just as much as Dr. Mengele. It’s state sponsored kidnapping and torture.

      • I don’t know why lawyers keep baiting the Fly Trap with this rubbish. Imagine walking in to a locked ward and believing your autonomy had been “strengthened” lol.

        There is no right to consent in the doctor patient relationship. The emergency provisions of the Mental Health Act flushes your Human and Civil rights down the toilet.

      • “It’s state sponsored kidnapping and torture,” so true. And it should be illegal in all countries.

        Only one of my former doctors was arrested, and not because of what he did to me. He was arrested because he had many patients medically unnecessarily shipped long distances to him, “snowed” patients, and performed unneeded tracheotomies on them for profit. Here’s his eventual FBI arrest warrant:

        http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-ndil/legacy/2015/06/11/pr0416_01a.pdf

        Today’s US medical community is not ethical enough, as a whole, to be given the power to force treat people.

          • Thanks Someone Else 🙂

            I got to thinking about Dr Mengele and our current crop of Drs. Difference being that Mengele was constrained by accountability measures.

            This rubbish being spread about patient rights is dangerous. Setting the bar higher simply means more work to fabricate the evidence required, and then neglecting to act on any complaints received.

            You can buy something that looks like rights, from a lawyer. But I think that the fact it must be purchased, means it’s not really a right, but a product.