The Clinical-Legal Interface in Schizophrenia
Administrative, legislative, and judicial considerations are increasingly affecting clinical care and research. Policies, laws, and judgments (and even the threat of future actions) now influence treatment and investigations involving schizophrenic patients. This review is not comprehensive, nor are the conclusions necessarily legally elegant. Rather, we express a point of view on several issues of concern to the clinician and investigator, issues in which the clinician’s vantage as care-giving expert and patient advocate is underrepresented in public deliberations attempting to provide safeguards against very real problems.
KeywordsSchizophrenic Patient Informed Consent Process Psychotic Patient Psychotic Experience Restrictive Environment
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