in Hong Kong: balance between paternalism and patient liberty.
However, one study has shown that patients who appear before tribunals find it easy to accept they require compulsory admission
. (8) Psycho-geriatric patients find it extremely distressing to attend tribunals.
(89) A person detained could challenge their detention by applying to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the only legal party involved in compulsory admission
cases, within six months of admission.
of psychiatric patients - an international comparison.
The authorities have to ensure compulsory admission
, attendance and completion of elementary education by every child
Local operational norms, level of professional accountability for assessment decisions, organizational culture and support in decisions to care for a patient in the community, perceptions of conditions at the state hospital, and whether or not involuntary hospitalization is considered a "last resort" option all have been shown to influence the compulsory admission
Under these circumstances, it is perhaps not surprising that South Africa has seen the re-emergence of coercive public health action (such as court orders) to enforce treatment and/or compulsory admission
to hospital for XDR patients.
At 17th century St Paul's Cathedral in London there is a pounds 10 compulsory admission
fee, while at Salisbury Cathedral, which dates back to 1220, it is "suggested" visitors make a voluntary donation of pounds 5.
Prosecutor Gregory Dickinson told Leicester crown court yesterday: "Consideration was given to a compulsory admission
but that was not made - and it is not clear why."
Inside Outside also revealed that mentally distressed black people are more likely to be locked away, that rates of compulsory admission
are markedly higher and that black and minority patients are more likely than white people to be assessed as requiring greater degrees of supervision, control and security.
Eighteen per cent of detainees died during their compulsory admission
and for a further 24% there was no record of outcome.
Patterns of recruitment to secure facilities and factors associated with compulsory admission
are then outlined.