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court decisions

rights of patients court decisions

Right to Treatment (Wyatt v. Stickney) a mentally ill or mentally retarded person had a right to receive treatment
Freedom from Confinement (Donaldson v. O’Connor) - patients have a right to freedom from custodial confinement if they are not dangerous to themselves or others and if they can safely survive outside custody
Right to Refuse Treatment -patients can refuse certain treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery
Limitations on the Right to Refuse Treatment (Washington v. Harper) -prison could override a disturbed prisoner’s refusal of psychotropic medications
Duty to Warn (Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California) -Despite privacy laws therapists must attempt to warn victim of potential harm
Created by: tlc101