Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: mental health law

Reform of Mental Health Law Should Focus on Patient’s Voice

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From The Irish Times: The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017, which is currently making its way through the Irish legislature, would enact key policies and...

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.”