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Individual Rights, Coercion, and Empowerment

Donald M. Linhorst

in Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195171877
eISBN:
9780199865338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171877.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides an overview of the major case law and statutes that seek to protect the rights of people with severe mental illness and to promote their community integration. Discussion of ... More


The Right of Bodily Integrity

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The common law recognized the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment, even life-sustaining medical treatment. Some state courts have incorporated the right to refuse medical treatment as ... More


Mental Health and the Law

Deborah Agus and Kristin E. Schneider

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The law lays the framework for all government systems, and public health is no exception. Understanding the legal framework of the United States is essential to designing a functional and legitimate ... More


The Right to Die, Involuntary Commitment, and the Constitution

Susan Stefan

in Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199981199
eISBN:
9780190497217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981199.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter analyzes whether a competent person should have the right to die and under what circumstances this right, if it exists, should apply to people with psychiatric disabilities. The chapter ... More


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