Is Involuntary (Compulsory) Treatment Ever Justified in Patients with SE-AN: An International Perspective
MANAGING SEVERE AND ENDURING ANOREXIA NERVOSA: A CLINICIAN'S GUIDE, S. Touyz, D. Le Grange, H. Lacey, P. Hay, eds, Routledge, UK, 2016
24 Pages Posted: 31 May 2016
Date Written: May 31, 2016
This chapter reviews clinical and scientific research evidence on the circumstances in which involuntary treatment may be justified for patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa. The chapter discusses the differing legal pathways in various jurisdictions and assesses the main competing ethical considerations. It suggestions possible resolutions of these complex dilemmas for clinicians and indicates areas for future research.
Keywords: Anorexia nervosa/SE-AN, involuntary treatment, clinical management, law and ethics
JEL Classification: I11, I18, K10, K30, K32
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