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The Diverse Goals Involved in Treatment of the Mentally Ill


Joseph L. Daly


Hamline University

1987

Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 49, 1987

Abstract:     
This article will examine the major issues involved in the treatment of the mentally ill and the status of the law on those issues, in an effort to determine whether the differing goals of the various actors can be harmonized. It will attempt to explore whether a collision of these goals is inevitable. In the final analysis, it will show that it is the law which must seek a balance of the varying goals of physicians, family members, society, the mentally disabled person, and all the other actors in the real life drama.

Keywords: Mentally ill, 14th amendment, treatment, Youngberg v. Romeo, psycho-surgery, electro-convulsive therapy, drug therapy, aversion therapy, compulsory sterilization, sexual exploitation

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Date posted: December 1, 2011  

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Daly, Joseph L., The Diverse Goals Involved in Treatment of the Mentally Ill (1987). Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 49, 1987. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1947406

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Joseph L. Daly (Contact Author)
Hamline University ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
651 523 2121 (Phone)
651 523 2236 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.hamline.edu/personal/jdaly
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