involuntary patient

involuntary patient

a person admitted to a psychiatric facility against his or her will. See also informal admission.

in·vol·un·tar·y pa·tient

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē pā'shĕnt)
In psychiatry, a patient confined to a facility without the patient's consent.
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Mr Speed referred the judge to a psychiatric report which says Robertson-Green has been detained as an involuntary patient in a psychiatric unit, with an indefinite restriction on his release.
Dalio has been admitted to the hospital four times, twice as an involuntary patient.
The procedure, designed to resemble a medical treatment--albeit one with an involuntary patient and a very low probability of recovery--had begun to look uncomfortably like the cold-blooded killing of a helpless person.
C2 when discharging an involuntary patient to "step-down" MOT.
In these jurisdictions, consent to a CTO is handled in the same way as consent to the treatment of an involuntary patient.
Throughout my nursing career, I had only considered terminating a patient's privilege at a dialysis clinic if there was violence or a threat for same, never having been put in a situation requiring involuntary patient discharge.
MV is admitted to the psychiatry unit as an involuntary patient and deemed incapable of consenting to treatment.
A few strategies can be implemented to help prevent involuntary patient movement and to aid the radiation therapist in properly addressing the problem of patient movement.
220) In Perreira, an involuntary patient at a mental health center shot and killed an individual while undergoing outpatient care.
The man - who has been kept as an involuntary patient at a psychiatric clinic and is being treated with anti-psychotic medication after a preliminary diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia - is scheduled to appear in court on 23 September.
Criteria included, whether within the previous two years, a patient had spent sixty or more days as an involuntary patient or had been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility three or more times.
The charge alleged that the psychiatrist breached the legal requirements of the Ontario Mental Health Act when she failed to examine a patient prior to continuing the patient's status as an involuntary patient.