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

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 16/48

24 Pages Posted: 31 May 2016

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Joel Yager

University of Colorado at Denver

Terry Carney AO

The University of Sydney Law School

Stephen Touyz

University of Sydney

Date Written: May 31, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Yager, Joel and Carney AO, Terry and Touyz, Stephen, Is Involuntary (Compulsory) Treatment Ever Justified in Patients with SE-AN: An International Perspective (May 31, 2016). MANAGING SEVERE AND ENDURING ANOREXIA NERVOSA: A CLINICIAN'S GUIDE, S. Touyz, D. Le Grange, H. Lacey, P. Hay, eds, Routledge, UK, 2016; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 16/48. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786849

Joel Yager

University of Colorado at Denver ( email )

Box 173364
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80217
United States

Terry Carney AO (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Stephen Touyz

University of Sydney ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney NSW 2006, NC
Australia

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