Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: patient rights

Study Shows Success With Reduced Antipsychotic Use

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People who reduced antipsychotic use by tapering were doing just as well after five years as those who continued using the drugs.

Nine Rights Every Patient Should Demand

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From The New York Times: Many medical centers, professional associations, and states have developed patients' bills of rights. It is time to develop a Financial Bill of...

“Prisoners or Patients?” NJ Psych Hospitals Restrict Patient Rights

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As of Jan. 1, visitors at New Jersey's state psychiatric hospitals can no longer bring in food, beverages or items to patients. The new policy also prohibits...

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.”