Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)
The developmental history of specific differentiated cell types as traced back to the original STEM CELLS in the embryo.
A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
Legal process required for the institutionalization of a patient with severe mental problems.
Persons with psychiatric illnesses or diseases, particularly psychotic and severe mood disorders.
Dedication or commitment shown by employees to organizations or institutions where they work.
Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Progenitor cells from which all blood cells derive.
Relatively undifferentiated cells that retain the ability to divide and proliferate throughout postnatal life to provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
Cells derived from the BLASTOCYST INNER CELL MASS which forms before implantation in the uterine wall. They retain the ability to divide, proliferate and provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
An acute tick-borne arbovirus infection causing meningoencephalomyelitis of sheep.
A transcription factor that is essential for CELL DIFFERENTIATION of B-LYMPHOCYTES. It functions both as a transcriptional activator and repressor to mediate B-cell commitment.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
A single, unpaired primary lymphoid organ situated in the MEDIASTINUM, extending superiorly into the neck to the lower edge of the THYROID GLAND and inferiorly to the fourth costal cartilage. It is necessary for normal development of immunologic function early in life. By puberty, it begins to involute and much of the tissue is replaced by fat.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A myeloproliferative disorder characterized by neoplastic proliferation of erythroblastic and myeloblastic elements with atypical erythroblasts and myeloblasts in the peripheral blood.
Formation of LYMPHOCYTES and PLASMA CELLS from the lymphoid stem cells which develop from the pluripotent HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS in the BONE MARROW. These lymphoid stem cells differentiate into T-LYMPHOCYTES; B-LYMPHOCYTES; PLASMA CELLS; or NK-cells (KILLER CELLS, NATURAL) depending on the organ or tissues (LYMPHOID TISSUE) to which they migrate.
The development and formation of various types of BLOOD CELLS. Hematopoiesis can take place in the BONE MARROW (medullary) or outside the bone marrow (HEMATOPOIESIS, EXTRAMEDULLARY).
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
A notch receptor that interacts with a variety of ligands and regulates SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS for multiple cellular processes. It is widely expressed during EMBRYOGENESIS and is essential for EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT.
Derivatives of acetamide that are used as solvents, as mild irritants, and in organic synthesis.
The differentiation of pre-adipocytes into mature ADIPOCYTES.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Reorganization of the hospital corporate structure.
Specialized stem cells that are committed to give rise to cells that have a particular function; examples are MYOBLASTS; MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS; and skin stem cells. (Stem Cells: A Primer [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health (US); 2000 May [cited 2002 Apr 5]. Available from:
A GATA transcription factor that is found predominately in LYMPHOID CELL precursors and has been implicated in the CELL DIFFERENTIATION of HELPER T-CELLS. Haploinsufficiency of GATA3 is associated with HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS; and renal anomalies syndrome.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
A highly polar organic liquid, that is used widely as a chemical solvent. Because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals. It is also used to protect tissue during CRYOPRESERVATION. Dimethyl sulfoxide shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation.
A family of conserved cell surface receptors that contain EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR repeats in their extracellular domain and ANKYRIN repeats in their cytoplasmic domains. The cytoplasmic domain of notch receptors is released upon ligand binding and translocates to the CELL NUCLEUS where it acts as transcription factor.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Diffusible gene products that act on homologous or heterologous molecules of viral or cellular DNA to regulate the expression of proteins.
A bone morphogenetic protein that is a potent inducer of bone formation. It also functions as a regulator of MESODERM formation during EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT.
A family of DNA-binding transcription factors that contain a basic HELIX-LOOP-HELIX MOTIF.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.
Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
Lymphocyte progenitor cells that are restricted in their differentiation potential to the T lymphocyte lineage.
Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
The fission of a CELL. It includes CYTOKINESIS, when the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided, and CELL NUCLEUS DIVISION.
Cells that can give rise to cells of the three different GERM LAYERS.
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.
Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.
Bone-marrow-derived, non-hematopoietic cells that support HEMATOPOETIC STEM CELLS. They have also been isolated from other organs and tissues such as UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD, umbilical vein subendothelium, and WHARTON JELLY. These cells are considered to be a source of multipotent stem cells because they include subpopulations of mesenchymal stem cells.
Proteins encoded by homeobox genes (GENES, HOMEOBOX) that exhibit structural similarity to certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA-binding proteins. Homeodomain proteins are involved in the control of gene expression during morphogenesis and development (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION, DEVELOPMENTAL).
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
Contextually focused form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses MINDFULNESS and behavioral activation to increase patients' psychological flexibility in areas such as ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.
Cells contained in the bone marrow including fat cells (see ADIPOCYTES); STROMAL CELLS; MEGAKARYOCYTES; and the immediate precursors of most blood cells.
Bone-forming cells which secrete an EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. HYDROXYAPATITE crystals are then deposited into the matrix to form bone.
The process of bone formation. Histogenesis of bone including ossification.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Products of proto-oncogenes. Normally they do not have oncogenic or transforming properties, but are involved in the regulation or differentiation of cell growth. They often have protein kinase activity.
Stem cells derived from HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS. Derived from these myeloid progenitor cells are the MEGAKARYOCYTES; ERYTHROID CELLS; MYELOID CELLS; and some DENDRITIC CELLS.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
T-cell receptors composed of CD3-associated alpha and beta polypeptide chains and expressed primarily in CD4+ or CD8+ T-cells. Unlike immunoglobulins, the alpha-beta T-cell receptors recognize antigens only when presented in association with major histocompatibility (MHC) molecules.
A steroid hormone that regulates the processes of MOLTING or ecdysis in insects. Ecdysterone is the 20-hydroxylated ECDYSONE.
A genus of freshwater polyps in the family Hydridae, order Hydroida, class HYDROZOA. They are of special interest because of their complex organization and because their adult organization corresponds roughly to the gastrula of higher animals.
The middle germ layer of an embryo derived from three paired mesenchymal aggregates along the neural tube.
Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
Actions which have a high risk of being harmful or injurious to oneself or others.
HEMATOPOIETIC PROGENITOR CELLS that have migrated to the THYMUS where they differentiate into T-LYMPHOCYTES. Thymocytes are classified into maturational stages based on the expression of CELL SURFACE ANTIGENS.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The classes of BONE MARROW-derived blood cells in the monocytic series (MONOCYTES and their precursors) and granulocytic series (GRANULOCYTES and their precursors).
Hospital department which is responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and medical rehabilitation services to restore or improve the functional capacity of the patient.
The process of generating white blood cells (LEUKOCYTES) from the pluripotent HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS of the BONE MARROW. There are two significant pathways to generate various types of leukocytes: MYELOPOIESIS, in which leukocytes in the blood are derived from MYELOID STEM CELLS, and LYMPHOPOIESIS, in which leukocytes of the lymphatic system (LYMPHOCYTES) are generated from lymphoid stem cells.
The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.
The expected and characteristic pattern of behavior exhibited by an individual as a member of a particular social group.
A legal concept that an accused is not criminally responsible if, at the time of committing the act, the person was laboring under such a defect of reason from disease of the mind as not to know the nature and quality of the act done or if the act was known, to not have known that what was done was wrong. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed)
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
Nutritional support given via the alimentary canal or any route connected to the gastrointestinal system (i.e., the enteral route). This includes oral feeding, sip feeding, and tube feeding using nasogastric, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy tubes.
The cells in the erythroid series derived from MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS or from the bi-potential MEGAKARYOCYTE-ERYTHROID PROGENITOR CELLS which eventually give rise to mature RED BLOOD CELLS. The erythroid progenitor cells develop in two phases: erythroid burst-forming units (BFU-E) followed by erythroid colony-forming units (CFU-E); BFU-E differentiate into CFU-E on stimulation by ERYTHROPOIETIN, and then further differentiate into ERYTHROBLASTS when stimulated by other factors.
The complex series of phenomena, occurring between the end of one CELL DIVISION and the end of the next, by which cellular material is duplicated and then divided between two daughter cells. The cell cycle includes INTERPHASE, which includes G0 PHASE; G1 PHASE; S PHASE; and G2 PHASE, and CELL DIVISION PHASE.
Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.
Compounds, either natural or synthetic, which block development of the growing insect.
The entity of a developing mammal (MAMMALS), generally from the cleavage of a ZYGOTE to the end of embryonic differentiation of basic structures. For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the FETUS.
Bone-growth regulatory factors that are members of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of proteins. They are synthesized as large precursor molecules which are cleaved by proteolytic enzymes. The active form can consist of a dimer of two identical proteins or a heterodimer of two related bone morphogenetic proteins.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Formation of MYELOID CELLS from the pluripotent HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS in the BONE MARROW via MYELOID STEM CELLS. Myelopoiesis generally refers to the production of leukocytes in blood, such as MONOCYTES and GRANULOCYTES. This process also produces precursor cells for MACROPHAGE and DENDRITIC CELLS found in the lymphoid tissue.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
The inner of the three germ layers of an embryo.
A cytologic technique for measuring the functional capacity of stem cells by assaying their activity.
An essential GATA transcription factor that is expressed primarily in HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS.
Very large BONE MARROW CELLS which release mature BLOOD PLATELETS.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
All of the processes involved in increasing CELL NUMBER including CELL DIVISION.
Beliefs and values shared by all members of the organization. These shared values, which are subject to change, are reflected in the day to day management of the organization.
Psychiatry in its legal aspects. This includes criminology, penology, commitment of mentally ill, the psychiatrist's role in compensation cases, the problems of releasing information to the court, and of expert testimony.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
A critical subpopulation of T-lymphocytes involved in the induction of most immunological functions. The HIV virus has selective tropism for the T4 cell which expresses the CD4 phenotypic marker, a receptor for HIV. In fact, the key element in the profound immunosuppression seen in HIV infection is the depletion of this subset of T-lymphocytes.
A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.
A classification of T-lymphocytes, especially into helper/inducer, suppressor/effector, and cytotoxic subsets, based on structurally or functionally different populations of cells.
A potent osteoinductive protein that plays a critical role in the differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells into OSTEOBLASTS.
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
Glycoproteins found on immature hematopoietic cells and endothelial cells. They are the only molecules to date whose expression within the blood system is restricted to a small number of progenitor cells in the bone marrow.
Proteins containing a region of conserved sequence, about 200 amino acids long, which encodes a particular sequence specific DNA binding domain (the T-box domain). These proteins are transcription factors that control developmental pathways. The prototype of this family is the mouse Brachyury (or T) gene product.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
Leukocytes with abundant granules in the cytoplasm. They are divided into three groups according to the staining properties of the granules: neutrophilic, eosinophilic, and basophilic. Mature granulocytes are the NEUTROPHILS; EOSINOPHILS; and BASOPHILS.
The parent cells that give rise to both cells of the MEGAKARYOCYTE and the ERYTHROCYTE lineages.
The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
Profound physical changes during maturation of living organisms from the immature forms to the adult forms, such as from TADPOLES to frogs; caterpillars to BUTTERFLIES.
Spontaneous aggregations of human embryonic stem cells that occur in vitro after culturing in a medium that lacks LEUKEMIC INHIBITORY FACTOR. The embryoid bodies can further differentiate into cells that represent different lineages.
The planning and managing of programs, services, and resources.
Ordered rearrangement of T-cell variable gene regions coding for the delta-chain of antigen receptors.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A group of genetically identical cells all descended from a single common ancestral cell by mitosis in eukaryotes or by binary fission in prokaryotes. Clone cells also include populations of recombinant DNA molecules all carrying the same inserted sequence. (From King & Stansfield, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
The three primary germinal layers (ECTODERM; ENDODERM; and MESODERM) developed during GASTRULATION that provide tissues and body plan of a mature organism. They derive from two early layers, hypoblast and epiblast.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
The end-result or objective, which may be specified or required in advance.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Molecules on the surface of T-lymphocytes that recognize and combine with antigens. The receptors are non-covalently associated with a complex of several polypeptides collectively called CD3 antigens (ANTIGENS, CD3). Recognition of foreign antigen and the major histocompatibility complex is accomplished by a single heterodimeric antigen-receptor structure, composed of either alpha-beta (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, ALPHA-BETA) or gamma-delta (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, GAMMA-DELTA) chains.
All organized methods of funding.
Differentiation antigens found on thymocytes and on cytotoxic and suppressor T-lymphocytes. CD8 antigens are members of the immunoglobulin supergene family and are associative recognition elements in MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) Class I-restricted interactions.
Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.
A transcription factor that dimerizes with CORE BINDING FACTOR BETA SUBUNIT to form core binding factor. It contains a highly conserved DNA-binding domain known as the runt domain and is involved in genetic regulation of skeletal development and CELL DIFFERENTIATION.
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Medical and nursing care of patients in the terminal stage of an illness.
Senior professionals who provide guidance, direction and support to those persons desirous of improvement in academic positions, administrative positions or other career development situations.
The outer of the three germ layers of an embryo.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Cells in the body that store FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. WHITE ADIPOCYTES are the predominant type and found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue. BROWN ADIPOCYTES are thermogenic cells that can be found in newborns of some species and hibernating mammals.
A large maf protein that regulates HINDBRAIN development, contributes to CELL DIFFERENTIATION of MONOCYTES, and interacts with ETS-1 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR.
Leukemia induced experimentally in animals by exposure to leukemogenic agents, such as VIRUSES; RADIATION; or by TRANSPLANTATION of leukemic tissues.
Proteins which maintain the transcriptional quiescence of specific GENES or OPERONS. Classical repressor proteins are DNA-binding proteins that are normally bound to the OPERATOR REGION of an operon, or the ENHANCER SEQUENCES of a gene until a signal occurs that causes their release.
A nuclear RNA-protein complex that plays a role in RNA processing. In the nucleoplasm, the U1 snRNP along with other small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (U2, U4-U6, and U5) assemble into SPLICEOSOMES that remove introns from pre-mRNA by splicing. The U1 snRNA forms base pairs with conserved sequence motifs at the 5'-splice site and recognizes both the 5'- and 3'-splice sites and may have a fundamental role in aligning the two sites for the splicing reaction.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
A method of ETHICAL ANALYSIS that emphasizes practical problem solving through examining individual cases that are considered to be representative; sometimes used to denote specious argument or rationalization. Differentiate from casuistics, which is the recording and study of cases and disease.
T-cell receptors composed of CD3-associated gamma and delta polypeptide chains and expressed primarily in CD4-/CD8- T-cells. The receptors appear to be preferentially located in epithelial sites and probably play a role in the recognition of bacterial antigens. The T-cell receptor gamma/delta chains are separate and not related to the gamma and delta chains which are subunits of CD3 (see ANTIGENS, CD3).
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
The external, nonvascular layer of the skin. It is made up, from within outward, of five layers of EPITHELIUM: (1) basal layer (stratum basale epidermidis); (2) spinous layer (stratum spinosum epidermidis); (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum epidermidis); (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum epidermidis); and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum epidermidis).
An excessive stress reaction to one's occupational or professional environment. It is manifested by feelings of emotional and physical exhaustion coupled with a sense of frustration and failure.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
A negative regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
Financial support of research activities.
A CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein found in LIVER; ADIPOSE TISSUE; INTESTINES; LUNG; ADRENAL GLANDS; PLACENTA; OVARY and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (LEUKOCYTES, MONONUCLEAR). Experiments with knock-out mice have demonstrated that CCAAT-enhancer binding protein-alpha is essential for the functioning and differentiation of HEPATOCYTES and ADIPOCYTES.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
A GATA transcription factor that is specifically expressed in hematopoietic lineages and plays an important role in the CELL DIFFERENTIATION of ERYTHROID CELLS and MEGAKARYOCYTES.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
An important regulator of GENE EXPRESSION during growth and development, and in NEOPLASMS. Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid and derived from maternal VITAMIN A, is essential for normal GROWTH; and EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. An excess of tretinoin can be teratogenic. It is used in the treatment of PSORIASIS; ACNE VULGARIS; and several other SKIN DISEASES. It has also been approved for use in promyelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, PROMYELOCYTIC, ACUTE).
Blood of the fetus. Exchange of nutrients and waste between the fetal and maternal blood occurs via the PLACENTA. The cord blood is blood contained in the umbilical vessels (UMBILICAL CORD) at the time of delivery.
A genetic process by which the adult organism is realized via mechanisms that lead to the restriction in the possible fates of cells, eventually leading to their differentiated state. Mechanisms involved cause heritable changes to cells without changes to DNA sequence such as DNA METHYLATION; HISTONE modification; DNA REPLICATION TIMING; NUCLEOSOME positioning; and heterochromatization which result in selective gene expression or repression.
The material of CHROMOSOMES. It is a complex of DNA; HISTONES; and nonhistone proteins (CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE) found within the nucleus of a cell.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
DNA sequences encoding the gamma chain of the T-cell receptor. The human gamma-chain locus is organized similarly to the TcR beta-chain locus.
The practice of compounding and dispensing medicinal preparations.
The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.
Professional medical personnel approved to provide care to patients in a hospital.
Process of classifying cells of the immune system based on structural and functional differences. The process is commonly used to analyze and sort T-lymphocytes into subsets based on CD antigens by the technique of flow cytometry.
Extracorporeal ULTRAFILTRATION technique without HEMODIALYSIS for treatment of fluid overload and electrolyte disturbances affecting renal, cardiac, or pulmonary function.
The principles of proper conduct concerning the rights and duties of the professional, relations with patients or consumers and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the professional and interpersonal relations with patient or consumer families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
DNA sequences encoding the delta chain of the T-cell receptor. The delta-chain locus is located entirely within the alpha-chain locus.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
Connective tissue cells of an organ found in the loose connective tissue. These are most often associated with the uterine mucosa and the ovary as well as the hematopoietic system and elsewhere.
Educational programs designed to inform physicians of recent advances in their field.
The number of CELLS of a specific kind, usually measured per unit volume or area of sample.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Procedures which temporarily or permanently remedy insufficient cleansing of body fluids by the kidneys.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.

Dilemmas of medical ethics in the Canadian Penitentiary Service. (1/157)

There is a unique hospital in Canada-and perhaps in the world-because it is built outside prison walls and it exists specifically for the psychiatric treatment of prisoners. It is on the one hand a hospital and on the other a prison. Moreover it has to provide the same quality and standard of care which is expected of a hospital associated with a university. From the time the hospital was established moral dilemmas appeared which were concerned with conflicts between the medical and custodial treatment of prisoners, and also with the attitudes of those having the status of prisoner-patient. Dr Roy describes these dilemmas and attitudes, and in particular a special conference which was convened to discuss them. Not only doctors and prison officials took part in this meeting but also general practitioners, theologians, philosophers, ex-prisoners, judges, lawyers, Members of Parliament and Senators. This must have been a unique occasion and Dr Roy's description may provide the impetus to examine these prison problems in other settings.  (+info)

The public's view of the competence, dangerousness, and need for legal coercion of persons with mental health problems. (2/157)

OBJECTIVES: The authors examined Americans' opinions about financial and treatment competence of people with mental health problems, potential for harm to self or others, and the use of legal means to force treatment. METHODS: The 1996 General Social Survey provided interview data with a nationally representative sample (n = 1444). Respondents were given a vignette based on diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, major depression, alcohol dependence, or drug dependence, or a "control" case. RESULTS: The specific nature of the problem was the most important factor shaping public reaction. Respondents viewed those with "troubles," alcohol dependence, or depression as able to make treatment decisions. Most reported that persons with alcohol or drug problems or schizophrenia cannot manage money and are likely to be violent toward others. Respondents indicated a willingness to coerce individuals into treatment. Respondent and other case characteristics rarely affected opinions. CONCLUSIONS: Americans report greater concern with individuals who have drug or alcohol problems than with persons who have other mental health problems. Evaluations of dangerousness and coercion indicate a continuing need for public education.  (+info)

Frontiers in care: a case of compulsory treatment in AIDS dementia. Case study and commentaries. (3/157)

A patient with AIDS dementia was confronted and compulsorily prevented from flying out of the country before being admitted against his will to hospital. While finding this on balance justified in the circumstances the commentators raise moral questions about the levels of care in general practice and within the couple's own relationships.  (+info)

Doctors on tribunals. A confusion of roles. (4/157)

BACKGROUND: Mental health review tribunals are required to apply legal criteria within a clinical context. This can create tensions within both law and psychiatry. AIMS: To examine the role of the medical member of the tribunal as a possible mediator between the two disciplines. METHOD: Observation of tribunal hearings and panel deliberations and interviews with tribunal members were used to describe the role of the medical member. RESULTS: The dual roles imposed on the medical member as witness and decision-maker and as doctor and legal actor create formal demands and ethical conflicts that are hard, in practice, either to meet or to resolve. CONCLUSIONS: The structure for providing tribunals with access to expert psychiatric input and advice requires reconsideration.  (+info)

Trends in special (high-security) hospitals. 1: Referrals and admissions. (5/157)

BACKGROUND: Special hospitals in England provide psychiatric care and treatment in high security. Their future is often questioned. AIMS: To test for variation in demand for high-security psychiatric services over one 10-year period. METHOD: This study was from the special hospitals' case registers and hospital records. The main measures were numbers and annual rates for referrals and beds offered; the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) classification of mental disorder; adjusted population rates by health region; admission episodes; legal category of detention; admission source and type of offence. RESULTS: Referrals to special hospitals showed no decrease during the 10 years; an apparent increase may reflect underrecording before 1992. Admissions fell by about 16% over the 10 years, but with regional variation. Women, civil cases, admissions under the MHA classifications of psychopathic disorder or mental impairment and directly from a court on a hospital order were most affected. There was an increase in admissions of pre-trial and sentenced male prisoners, and of transferred hospital order patients from other hospitals. CONCLUSIONS: There is continuing demand from all parts of the country for high-security hospital beds. The smaller numbers admitted appear to include more demanding cases.  (+info)

Involuntary out-patient commitment and reduction of violent behaviour in persons with severe mental illness. (6/157)

BACKGROUND: Violent behaviour among persons with severe mental illness (SMI) causes public concern and is associated with illness relapse, hospital recidivism and poor outcomes in community-based treatment. AIMS: To test whether involuntary out-patient commitment (OPC) may help to reduce the incidence of violence among persons with SMI. METHOD: One-year randomised trial of the effectiveness of OPC in 262 subjects with psychotic or major mood disorders and a history of hospital recidivism. Involuntarily hospitalised subjects awaiting OPC were randomly assigned to release or court-ordered treatment after discharge. Those with a recent history of serious assault remained under OPC until expiry of the court order (up to 90 days); then OPC orders were renewed at clinical/court discretion. Control subjects had no OPC. Four-monthly follow-up interviews with subject, case manager and collateral informant took place and service records were collected. RESULTS: A significantly lower incidence of violent behaviour occurred in subjects with > or = 6 months' OPC. Lowest risk of violence was associated with extended OPC combined with regular out-patient services, adherence to prescribed medications and no substance misuse. CONCLUSIONS: OPC may significantly reduce risk of violent behaviour in persons with SMI, in part by improving adherence to medications while diminishing substance misuse.  (+info)

Working with mentally ill homeless persons: should we respect their quest for anonymity? (7/157)

In recent years, the homeless population has received much attention as authorities attempt to comprehend this phenomenon and offer solutions. When striving to establish a relationship with the homeless person, many problems arise. We encounter this dilemma when respecting the right of the mentally ill to dwell neglected in the streets and simultaneously observe their inability to comprehend provisions such as housing, shelter, medical and mental care which contribute to their human dignity. The polarities of autonomy versus involuntary treatment are highlighted when treating the homeless population.  (+info)

Changing patterns in the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England, 1984-1996. (8/157)

BACKGROUND: The Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) is due to be revised by Parliament in the near future. AIMS: To explore changes in the use of the Act since its introduction. METHOD: The Department of Health and the Home Office routinely collect data on the numbers of patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals under the MHA. We present absolute figures, by year, for the total numbers admitted under each section of the Act. We used the total psychiatric hospital admissions and total prison populations as denominator data. RESULTS: Formal admissions rose from 16,044 in 1984 to 26,308 in 1996, a 63% increase. Admissions under the MHA have increased as a proportion of all admissions. The increase is mainly accounted for by changes in the use of Part II of the Act, in particular sections 2 and 3. The use of forensic sections (Part III) has also increased, with a marked increase of sections 47 and 48. Use of Part X of the Act (sections 135 and 136) declined in the late 1980s but rose again in the 1990s. CONCLUSIONS: Formal admissions are more common than they were in 1984, despite there being fewer psychiatric beds. This is probably due to changes in the provision of psychiatric services, and changing societal pressures on psychiatrists away from libertarianism and towards coercion.  (+info)

Objective: To examine the rise in the rate of involuntary admissions for mental illness in England that has occurred as community alternatives to hospital admission have been introduced. Design: Ecological analysis. Setting: England, 1988-2008. Data source: Publicly available data on provision of beds for people with mental illness in the National Health Service from Hospital Activity Statistics and involuntary admission rates from the NHS Information Centre. Main outcome measures: Association between annual changes in provision of mental illness beds in the NHS and involuntary admission rates, using cross correlation. Partial correlation coefficients were calculated and regression analysis carried out for the time lag (interval) over which the largest association between these variables was identified. Results: The rate of involuntary admissions per annum in the NHS increased by more than 60%, whereas the provision of mental illness beds decreased by more than 60% over the same period; these changes
Cutler, D., Smith, M., Wand, T., Green, T., Dinh, M. and Gribble, R. (2013), Involuntary admissions under the Mental Health Act 2007 (New South Wales): A comparison of patients detained by ambulance officers, medical practitioners and accredited persons in an emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25: 544-549. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12138 ...
Mental Inquest Warrant (MIW) These guidelines are for Fayette County. Individuals not residing in Fayette County need to contact the local court house for guidelines specific to their county. The criterion for involuntary hospitalization is that an individual is mentally ill and presents an imminent danger or threat of
Crises and (involuntary) admissions have a strong impact on patients and their caregivers. In some countries, including the Netherlands, the number of crises and (involuntary) admissions have increased in the last years. There is also a lack of effective interventions to prevent their occurrence. Previous research has shown that a form of psychiatric advance statement - joint crisis plan - may prevent involuntary admissions, but another study showed no significant results for another form. The question remains which form of psychiatric advance statement may help to prevent crisis situations. This study examines the effects of two other psychiatric advance statements. The first is created by the patient with help from a patients advocate (Patient Advocate Crisis Plan: PACP) and the second with the help of a clinician only (Clinician facilitated Crisis Plan: CCP). We investigate whether patients with a PACP or CCP show fewer emergency visits and (involuntary) admissions as compared to patients without a
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8. With a Form 1, the person may remain in hospital for up to 72 hours while they receive an emergency assessment. Appeal by Patient Against Refusal to Discharge (NH606708A) Form 4. Appeal by Person Other than Patient Against Refusal to Discharge (NH606709A) Form 5. Under the Ontario Mental Health Act, a Form 1 refers to an Application by Physician for Psychiatric Assessment, or APA. ... what happens when you are on a Form 1; who can help you; What is a Form 1? Form 1. Phone: Toll Free: 1-800-875-6213 Fax: 416-977-2813 E-mail: [email protected] Yesterdayâ s blog spoke to the issue of an Application for Psychiatric Assessment (Form 1) under the Mental Health Act R.S.O. Subsection 29(1) of the Act Form 10 Mental Health Act (signature of officer-in-charge) (psychiatric facility) Upon the advice of his/her attending physician, I Check A,B, or C (print full name of patient) hereby ...
Three quarters of countries around the world have mental health legislation. Compulsory admission to mental health facilities (also known as involuntary commitment) is a controversial topic. It can impinge on personal liberty and the right to choose, and carry the risk of abuse for political, social and other reasons; yet it can potentially prevent harm to self and others, and assist some people in attaining their right to healthcare when they may be unable to decide in their own interests.[164] All human rights oriented mental health laws require proof of the presence of a mental disorder as defined by internationally accepted standards, but the type and severity of disorder that counts can vary in different jurisdictions. The two most often utilized grounds for involuntary admission are said to be serious likelihood of immediate or imminent danger to self or others, and the need for treatment. Applications for someone to be involuntarily admitted usually come from a mental health practitioner, ...
The Department of Health (DH) is revising the Mental Health Act code of practice for the first time since 2008 and published a draft revised code for consultation.. How do you feel the current code should be revised to better support your practice? What questions do you have about the consultation or draft code? Next week well be putting your questions to DH officials. If youd like to submit a question, leave a comment below or email [email protected] Thanks to those who have submitted thoughts so far.. Significant amendments to the code tabled in the revised version include: a new chapter on the interface between the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act; a revised chapter on how to support children and young people and five new guiding principles for professionals implementing the code.. A consultation document accompanying the draft code also invites feedback on how the DH can provide further guidance to support Approved Mental Health Professionals in cases where they struggle to ...
The CQC has recently published its third annual report on Monitoring the Mental Health Act entitled Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2012, based…
Neuroscientific endeavours to uncover the causes of severe mental impairments may be viewed as supporting arguments for capacity-based mental health laws that enable compulsory detention and treatment. This article explores the tensions between clinical, human rights and legal concepts of
The National Health Act is the key piece of legislation in the health sector, and thischapter focuses firstly on the extent to which this Act has been brought into effect over the past year. Other important pieces of health legislation are in the process of being brought into effect, including a new Nursing Act. In general, implementation of existing laws on the statute books has been slow, but some progress has been made with the less controversial aspects of the National Health Act. The second half of 2008 has been dominated by the tabling of a number of Amendment Bills relating to health, including a National Health Amendment Bill. These are expected to be taken through Parliament in 2008, despite the truncated terms provided as a result of the looming General Election in 2009. Court decisions can also have a dramatic impact on health legislation and on the development and implementation of policy. Some of these key recent cases are also covered in this chapter. Implementation-level policies continue
As our regular readers know, we are working on a book called --at this moment in time-- Committed: The Battle Over Forced Psychiatric Care. Were trying to focus on stories and as many people know, suicidal ideas and behaviors are one reason why people get committed. Im looking for one or two stories for our chapter about the experiences people have had with forced care and the spectrum of suicidality. In particular, Id like to hear from people who feel an involuntary admission helped them or a family member to get much needed treatment. As always, however, Ill take what I can get. Please feel free to comment below, or better, shoot me an email at shrinkrapblog at gmail dot com if youd be willing to share your story in a book. Obviously, we wont be using patient names or identifying information. ...
Mark Trewin discusses his role on the working group for the independent review of the Mental Health Act and the clear principles it has so far outlined for examination
Psychiatrists face difficulties when deciding on treatment plans for patients who are not interested in receiving help or are lacking the capacity to make responsible decisions. Virtual Mentor is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association.
Earlier this month, I posted a blog titled, Understanding Lack of Access to Mental Healthcare in the US: 3 Lessons from the Gus Deeds Story. In that post, I highlighted how current mental health commitment. ...
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At the end of 2012, more than 600,000 frozen embryos are being maintained in cryopreservation storage facilities in the United States. Some of them are the subject of agreements in which one party transfers one or more embryos to another party for implantation. Such agreements may be called Embryo Adoption Agreements, although there is controversy over the use of the term adoption since the legal status of an embryo is different from that of a living child. In recent years, there have been a number of legal disputes arising from these agreements. Cynthia Marietta describes one of these disputes, McLaughlin v. Lambert, in her article, Frozen embryo litigation spotlights pressing questions: What is the legal status of an embryo and can it be adopted?. ...
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Methods Eligibility criteria were: at least one psychiatric admission in the previous two years and on Enhanced Care Programme Approach register. The settings were 64 community mental health teams. The intervention was the JCP, a negotiated statement by a patient of treatment preferences for any future psychiatric emergency. Hypotheses tested were that, compared to the control group, the intervention group would experience: (1) fewer compulsory admissions; (2) fewer psychiatric admissions; (3) shorter psychiatric stays; (4) lower perceived coercion; (5) improved therapeutic relationships; and (6) improved engagement. ...
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I am an Approved Mental Health Professional and Practice Consultant working for a local authority AMHP Service in England. I have practiced under 3 Mental Health Acts, since as long ago as 1981, even before the 1983 Mental Health Act. Which makes me pretty ancient now. This blog is designed to illuminate and explain the functions and dliemmas of an AMHP within the Mental Health Act. It is intended to be of help to professionals and service users alike. I hope that it is both informative and entertaining. I am also a freelance trainer, and teach mental health law on an AMHP course. Ive appeared at conferences all over England and Wales. If youd like to book me for your conference or training event just send me an email ...
D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Amendments seem to be the flavour of the season with Ministries trying to outdo each other in amending legislations related to disability. However, they seem more keen on quick fix measures. According to sources, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is now planning to amend the outdated Mental Health Act of 1987. But this too, is now mired in controversy.. The Ministry has reportedly assigned the task of conducting a consultative process and suggesting draft amendments to Dr. Soumitra Pathare of Pune, noted mental health expert and human rights activist. However, a section of the sector feels that the process of amendments is being looked at in a very narrow manner.. In a letter to Dr. Pathare, Dr. Achal Bhagat, Director, Sarthak, said, Under U.N.C.R.P.D., it is the responsibility of the State to consult all stakeholders before formulating changes in legislation. The State cannot delegate this responsibility to one individual. An individual, any individual, can ...
The Court has now considered the question of whether Mental Health Act assessments by AMHPs and medical practitioners can be carried out remotely (e.g. via video) - see Devon Partnership NHS Trust v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
People in civil commitment are at heightened risk of contracting the coronavirus because of age and poor health conditions. We know that the death rate from COVID is higher among older individuals, and civil commitment disproportionately affects older individuals, said Mike Mangels, a public defender who represents the STU residents. Since people in civil commitment have already served their sentences-sometimes lengthy-they are older on average than other incarcerated people. Since the pandemic started, they are afraid for their lives. They have to watch as some of the people they have known for 10 years or more, in some cases, are carted out, never to be seen again, he said. Marcum, a 56-year-old who has been in the STU since 2000, told The Appeal and Type Investigations that as of last Saturday, 29 detainees were in isolation because they had tested positive for COVID-19. Detainees are now locked in their cells for more than 23 hours per day, he said, but for weeks state officials ...
Two farm state Senators are promoting legislation that seeks to curb farmer suicides. Announced last month, the Seeding Rural Resilience Act would offer ways to help farmers and rural America deal with stress.. The bill was formally introduced this week by Senator John Tester, a Democrat from Montana, and Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Grassley and Tester say the legislation is receiving praise from farm and mental health organizations. Tester says the legislation puts us on track towards giving farmers the resources they need to cope with stress in a tough economy.. Federal data shows the suicide rate is 45 percent higher in rural America than in urban areas. The bill would provide Department of Agriculture employees voluntary stress management training, and for a partnership with the Department of Health to create a $3 million public awareness campaign, and create a path to identify the best practices for responding to farm and ranch stress.. ...
Objective: This is the second of three reports on the follow-up review of mental health care at Helen Joseph Hospital (HJH). Objectives for the review were to provide realistic estimates of cost for unit activities and to establish a quality assurance cycle that may facilitate cost centre management. Method: The study described and used activity-based costing (ABC) as an approach to analyse the recurrent cost of acute in-patient care for the financial year 2007-08. Fixed (e.g. goods and services, staff salaries) and variable recurrent costs (including laboratory, pharmacy) were calculated. Cost per day, per user and per diagnostic group was calculated. Results: While the unit accounted for 4.6% of the hospitals total clinical activity (patient days), the cost of R8.12 million incurred represented only 2.4% of the total hospital expenditure (R341.36 million). Fixed costs constituted 90% of the total cost. For the total number of 520 users that stayed on average 15.4 days, the average cost was ...
Mental health legislation can help achieve these goals by providing a legal framework for implementation and enforcement. Conversely, legislation can also be used as a framework for policy development. Mental health systems are being developed in other countries in South Asia such as India, Afghanistan and Nepal, where legislations were enacted in 1987, 1997 and 2006 respectively. We are now at a stage where the Pakistani government needs to undertake a review of the fundamental interface between legislation and policy. Since the passage of the 18th Amendment, the provinces are still struggling to formulate effectual mental health policies and legislations. In the cases of the Sindh and Punjab mental health acts (2013 and 2014 respectively), the Mental Health Ordinance (MHO) of 2001 was used as a background document with limited deviation. Had there been documented facts showing disparity in the needs and resources of different regions, there might have been an argument for provincial laws and ...
Of course this is detention without trial. I dont understand the way that Wolverine4abolishments argument turns to the topic of ethnic insanity. On the other hand there are many examples of cases of this nature where the (former) defendant is locked away in civil commitment for decades by seemingly endless cycles of competency evaluation--,(low bar of presumptive incompetency)--,competency restoration--,failure to restore (because of a high bar of competency restoration/functional capacity)--,civil commitment incompetency--,treatment--,arraignment--,incompetency---,and the cycle continues. Drs. Murrie and Zafp have written extensively on this and as long as there is the potential for partisan allegiance in evaluations for competency and mental state, the mental health system (which is supposed to be collaborative and collegial) and those railroaded into it by both parties will be held hostage by the criminal justice system (which is by definition adversarial.). ReplyDelete ...
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Objectives. To evaluate and compare the opinions of key stakeholders involved in the involuntary admission and treatment of patients under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 2001 regarding their views towards the operation of ...
Why dont you investigate what is happening in Florida with Civil Commitment? Men are being deemed eligible for civil commitment trials after serving their time in prison even if the crime they were in for is not sex related but they have a sex offense in their past (some up to 30 yrs prior). Some are sent to trial even though they served their prison time with good behavior (no writeups), got their GEDs, and cleaned up their life. Florida uses the mental health issue and POSSIBLE future offending as an excuse for holding SOs longer. There is NO second chance. The evaluators are paid BY the state and never reccomend for release. They use the Static-99 which is skewed toward past offenses and not the offenders present state of mind.These guys dont even have to have a mental illness diagnosis as long as they fall into the Static-99 criteria because under the Jimmy Ryce Act the state assumes if you were unable to control yourself in the past you will POSSIBLY lose control again in the future. ...
On June 29, 2012, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that Wisconsin Statutes chapter 980 (2005-06), the states sex offender civil commitment law, does not require that a pending commitment petition be dismissed when the person subject to civil commitment is re-incarcerated due to revocation of their parole or extended supervision ...
Back in 2002, I had some ideas on July 31st and August 1st that led me to get into a pickup truck, and drive to Langley, Virginia, from my home in Philadelphia. Before leaving, I grabbed a glass pipe with a hunk of hashish in it and a poster of Albert Einstein with his tongue sticking out. A few hours later, after slowly driving past a large sign informing me that I was trespassing onto CIA property, I told the first federal police officer that I encountered, that I had driven there, in part, to identify myself as the person who had just registered the domain name: I explained how I had lost my Internet connection at home earlier in the day, just seconds after registering the bin Laden domain. I was questioned by a few different federal officers over the next hour as I remained in my truck, and was eventually surrounded by four armed officers, with weapons at the ready-three on foot in front of me and on either side of me, and one atop a military humvee, behind me. After ...
risk assessment in civil commitment cases. Included is a discussion of factors predicting the selection of sexually violent predators for state civil commitment. This article offers recommendations for
Bipolar disorder is a highly heritable, lifelong, relapsing, and remitting chronic mental illness. While traditionally characterized as a disorder with distinct periods of elated and depressed mood, it is now clear that interepisode mood instability is common. Comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions are common. When occurring in medical settings mania can be both disruptive and hazardous, and may require active psychiatric management. Pharmacological approaches are the mainstay of treatment, although adjunctive psychotherapies are helpful in preventing relapse. Compulsory detention in hospital using mental health law may sometimes be required for both manic and depressive states.
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Mind matters: What your shrink really thinks Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, (Johns Hopkins University Press, $19.95) The HBO series In Treatment is between seasons, leaving a void for therapy voyeurs. Luckily, theres Shrink Rap, in which three area psychiatrists dish about their field. The book is a spinoff of a blog that Dinah Miller, Annette Hanson and Steven Roy Daviss created five years ago; it later became the podcast My Three Shrinks. The doctors, who are affiliated with such local institutions as Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland, discuss psychiatric medications, involuntary hospitalizations and the business of psychiatry, among other topics, with compelling patient vignettes. Though the writing is more formal than their breezy, witty banter on the blog and podcast (bound to happen), its a fascinating peek into the minds of those who study minds.. - Rachel ...
A foreign nationals legal status at the time of a change, extension, or adjustment of status can influence the outcome of an immigration matter. An error in maintaining legal status may prevent the foreign national from receiving the desired immigration benefits. It is important to understand your current legal status and how it may determine your chances for change, extension, or adjustment of status.. Lawful Nonimmigrant Status. Foreign nationals in lawful nonimmigrant status possess an unexpired arrival/ departure form (I-94) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). A valid I-94 by itself does not grant a valid status. Foreign nationals must also maintain lawful status by adhering to guidelines set by their visa classification. For example, H-1B visa holders must maintain employment with their petitioning employer during the period of I-94 validity. Failure to satisfy visa regulations will result in a loss of lawful ...
A foreign nationals legal status at the time of a change, extension, or adjustment of status can influence the outcome of an immigration matter. An error in maintaining legal status may prevent the foreign national from receiving the desired immigration benefits. It is important to understand your current legal status and how it may determine your chances for change, extension, or adjustment of status.. Lawful Nonimmigrant Status. Foreign nationals in lawful nonimmigrant status possess an unexpired arrival/ departure form (I-94) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). A valid I-94 by itself does not grant a valid status. Foreign nationals must also maintain lawful status by adhering to guidelines set by their visa classification. For example, H-1B visa holders must maintain employment with their petitioning employer during the period of I-94 validity. Failure to satisfy visa regulations will result in a loss of lawful ...
Except I still experience many symptoms which would lead to the same diagnosis. I still experience delusions. Occasionally (very occasionally) they require me to take a mental health day, which is supported by both my workplaces. Voices are a constant for me, although the strategies developed by me with my support team do a good job of keeping them manageable, even positive at times. And I still experience paranoia. Creating a system of open and clear communication, knowing exactly where I stand in any given relationship or situation, has been huge in living positively when paranoia starts to scale negatively. I understand the logic behind basing care based around the degree of suffering an individual faces. But when you diagnose based on degrees of suffering or states of being you create positions of living which do nothing but terrify people. Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed based on whether an individual has the capacity to function. It is only a term for a collection of symptoms. If you ...
These brave survivors speak out about their personal experiences and describe what it means to be black and mentally ill. You get the feeling that these people were misunderstood, misdiagnosed and racially stereotyped as black and dangerous. Furthermore, the disturbingly low lack of patient support for black patients also denied them the comfort and security of which they were entitled.. Their stories examine the harsher side of a typical mental health institution, in relation to the measures of control used upon patients. This includes factors concerning higher doses of medication, seclusion, control, and constraint.. In this documentary, former patients speak out about their life before, during, and after their incarceration. You follow them through their journeys of confusion and turmoil. Firstly, their struggles to understand their illnesses, and how they cope with the side effects of medication. Then secondly, their attempt to rebuild their lives and overcome their dreadful experiences ...
Welcome to the QUAD provides a space for reflections on a HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE and INFORMATICS model with universal potential in terms of application and users. The model incorporates two axes: individual-group and humanistic-group and four care (knowledge) domains - Sciences, Interpersonal, Political and Social.
If the answer is no to any of these points, we encourage you to use this tracker to push your candidate to become a more public healthcare champion. Ask them to fill out the candidate sign on letter and return it to the Campaign for NY Health. Ask them to post it to their website. Ask them to make a video about the NY Health Act or to hold a public forum about the need for guaranteed healthcare during this pandemic or to incorporate NYHA into their candidate campaign materials! Feel free to be creative about this. And let us know how these conversations go! Volunteer to adopt a district here: and we will reach out to help you encourage your local Senate and Assembly candidates to become champions for the NY Health Act ahead of the November elections ...
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Facing involuntary commitment in a federal medical prison, ex-state Sen. Raphael J. Musto is continuing the legal battle to delay his fate.. Attorneys for Musto on Friday announced they would appeal a judges decision to place the ex-lawmaker in a federal treatment facility to determine if he could regain the mental capacity to appear in court.. While U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo earlier this month ruled Musto, 84, was not mentally competent to stand trial on public corruption charges, the judge said he believed Musto was physically fit to appear in court.. Despite the fact they got a judge to block Mustos trial, his attorneys say they are appealing Caputos ruling that Musto was physically able to stand trial. The two issues were argued and ruled upon separately during a recent competency hearing.. Mustos attorneys had repeatedly argued that the stress of a trial would kill Musto because of his ailing physical health, which include liver cirrhosis and an aortic aneurysm that could ...
School shootings and high-profile stories of mental illness often bring about calls for change from government officials, but this year Congress did not pass mental health care reforms and states slowed in their response to the issue, shows a study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The State Mental Health Legislation report for 2014 comes days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, when Adam Lanza - who had untreated mental illness - killed 20 children, six educators, and his mother, before killing himself. The massacre, another in a string of school shootings in recent years, again raised questions about gun control and early intervention for people with mental health issues.More. Military-style technology finds way into school district safety measures ...
People with mental illness were routinely imprisoned and only later put in primitive treatment facilities where many were subjected to barely tolerable hot- and cold-water baths, among other things. [...] the state ranks near the bottom when it comes to per-capita mental health spending. More disturbing, those with mental illness are too often demonized as a source of community violence even though they are far more likely to be victims than perpetrators. Schizophrenia is consistently overdiagnosed, while more manageable conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder are often underrecognized or misdiagnosed - resulting in higher incidents of seclusion, use of restraints and involuntary commitment, and lower levels of support for patients and their families. Unfortunately, despite evidence to the contrary, too many people still believe that people struggling with mental health issues are to blame for them - that danger is rampant, recovery is rare and treatment is ineffectual. [..
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Number of Eating Disorder patients under Section (Mental Health Act) 2013-2016 Auto forwarded by a Rule. Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust,. I trust you find my request well.. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding your eating disorder inpatient services.. 1. The number of eating disorder patients in inpatient treatment under a section order (Mental Health Act) in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. 2. The number of VOLUNTARY eating disorder patients in inpatient treatment in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.. 3. The number of discharged eating disorder inpatients under a section order (Mental Health Act) in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. 4. The number of voluntary discharged eating disorder inpatients NOT under a section order in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.. Id appreciate if this data could relate to the patient numbers as they stand at the end ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Rapid-acting IM ziprasidone in a psychiatric emergency service. T2 - A naturalistic study. AU - Preval, Horacio. AU - Klotz, Steven G.. AU - Southard, Robert. AU - Francis, Andrew. PY - 2005. Y1 - 2005. N2 - Atypical antipsychotics have gained acceptance as first-line treatment for psychotic disorders. Rapid-acting intramuscular (IM) atypicals may supplant benzodiazepine and/or neuroleptic alternatives. IM atypical ziprasidone studies excluded severe psychiatric agitation (PSYCH), or that due to the abuse of alcohol (ETOH) or other substances (SUBS). We report Behavioral Activity Rating Scale agitation scores (range, 1-7) and duration of physical restraints in a naturalistic study in a psychiatric emergency service using IM ziprasidone 20 mg and various doses for conventional antipsychotics. Baseline scores were high for PSYCH, ETOH and SUBS patients (mean, 6.5, 6.9 and 6.6, respectively). Agitation decreased rapidly from baseline with ziprasidone [mean, 5.6, 5.3 and 5.8, ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Title 43A Mental Health Law November 1, 2010 thru October 31, 2011 This book is published by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It contains the unofficial text of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes. Effort has been made to insure this text is the same as the official version. For additional copies of this publication contact ODMHSAS Resource Center Shepherd Mall - Suite 82 2401 NW 23rd Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107 (405) 522-3810 or This publication printed and issued by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as authorized by Terri White, Commissioner. Six hundred (600) copies have been prepared and distributed at an approximate cost of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500). Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. TITLE 43A MENTAL HEALTH LAW SHORT TITLE, PURPOSE, DEFINITIONS, ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Title 43A Mental Health Law November 1, 2010 thru October 31, 2011 This book is published by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It contains the unofficial text of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes. Effort has been made to insure this text is the same as the official version. For additional copies of this publication contact ODMHSAS Resource Center Shepherd Mall - Suite 82 2401 NW 23rd Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107 (405) 522-3810 or This publication printed and issued by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as authorized by Terri White, Commissioner. Six hundred (600) copies have been prepared and distributed at an approximate cost of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500). Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. TITLE 43A MENTAL HEALTH LAW SHORT TITLE, PURPOSE, DEFINITIONS, ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Title 43A Mental Health Law November 1, 2010 thru October 31, 2011 This book is published by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It contains the unofficial text of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes. Effort has been made to insure this text is the same as the official version. For additional copies of this publication contact ODMHSAS Resource Center Shepherd Mall - Suite 82 2401 NW 23rd Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107 (405) 522-3810 or This publication printed and issued by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as authorized by Terri White, Commissioner. Six hundred (600) copies have been prepared and distributed at an approximate cost of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500). Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. TITLE 43A MENTAL HEALTH LAW SHORT TITLE, PURPOSE, DEFINITIONS, ...
Dear East London NHS Foundation Trust,. I trust you find my request well.. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding your eating disorder inpatient services.. 1. The number of eating disorder patients in inpatient treatment under a section order (Mental Health Act) in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. 2. The number of VOLUNTARY eating disorder patients in inpatient treatment in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.. 3. The number of discharged eating disorder inpatients under a section order (Mental Health Act) in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. 4. The number of voluntary discharged eating disorder inpatients NOT under a section order in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.. Id appreciate if this data could relate to the patient numbers as they stand at the end of each year (i.e number of patients in treatment in December 2013, 2014, e.t.c.).. I also request for the data to be separated year by year - i.e separate numbers ...
The Mental Health Law Committee focuses legal issues concerning mental illness and intellectual disabilities, ranging from civil rights, to access to medical care, to the plight of individuals coping with mental illness,
MENTAL HEALTH LAW CENTRE (WA) Inc. ABN 40 306 626 287 Our Ref: SB NCW 572 6 March 2012 Mental Health Commission GPO Box X2299, Perth Business Centre WA 6847 DRAFT MENTAL HEALTH BILL 16 DECEMBER 2011 Mental Health Law Centre (WA) Inc. SUBMISSION PHYSICAL AND DENTAL HEALTH OF INVOLUNTARY PATIENTS AND PRISONERS We take this opportunity to make a submission on the Draft Mental Health Bill released for public comment on 16 December 2012. General Position The Bill authorises a single authorised mental health practitioner (not necessarily a doctor and perhaps simply an enrol ed mental health nurse with two days training in making referrals) to assess/ examine, refer, detain and transport a person against their wil and without their consent, to a psychiatrist (sometimes thousands of kilometres away from the patients home) for an examination to decide whether or not that person requires detention (involuntary admission to an authorised psychiatric hospital or hostel) and/or involuntary treatment; and ...
Involuntary care and coercive measures are frequently present in mental healthcare for adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine to what extent adolescents perceive or experience coercion during inpatient mental health care, and to examine predictors of experienced coercion. A cross-sectional sample of 96 adolescent inpatients from 10 Norwegian acute and combined (acute and sub-acute) psychiatric wards reported their experienced coercion on Coercion Ladder and the Experienced Coercion Scale in questionnaires. Staff reported use of formal coercion, diagnoses, and psychosocial functioning. We used two tailed t-tests and mixed effects models to analyze the impact from demographics, alliance with parents, use of formal coercion, diagnostic condition, and global psychosocial functioning. High experienced coercion was reported by a third of all patients. In a mixed effects model, being under formal coercion (involuntary admission and / or coercive measures); a worse relationship between patient
In April, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted unanimously to advance S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. This fall, Congress will have the ability to bring this legislation to a floor vote and finally make meaningful improvements to the mental health care system. This legislation will strengthen federal coordination of mental health resources, increase reporting on mental health parity, advance integrated service delivery, support the mental health workforce, and increase early access to mental health services. Between Monday, August 29, and Friday, September 2, the National HCH Council is joining a coordinated advocacy campaign with many national advocacy groups to urge Senators to take up and pass S. 2680 ...
Objective : This is the first of three reports on a follow-up review of mental health care at Helen Joseph Hospital (HJH). In this first part, qualitative and quantitative descriptions were made of the services and of demographic and clinical data on acute mental health care users managed at HJH, in a retrospective review of clinical records over a four year period. Objectives for this review were to provide information on mental health care outcome, to do a cost analysis and to establish a quality assurance cycle that may facilitate a cost centre management approach. The operational areas identified were service delivery, teaching, and research. Activities within each area were in-patient care, out-patients and consultation / liaison, under- and postgraduate teaching and self initiated or contract research. Method : The study reviewed the existing mental health care program and activities in context of relevant policy and legislation. Results : Norms from a World Health Organization model for acute
Kallert, Thomas W.; Glöckner, Matthias; Onchev, Georgi; Raboch, Jiri; Karastergiou, Anastasia; Zahava, Solomon; Magliano, Lorenzo; Dembinskas, Algirdas; Kiejna, Andrzej; Nawka, Petr; Torres-González, Francisco; Priebe, Stefan; Kjellin, Lars (2005-10) ...
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Background: Immigration has been the focus of intense political debate, with a recurrent theme being the use of public services, including healthcare. Although Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States (U.S.), evidence suggests they underutilize healthcare, with Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans (MI-MA) living on the U.S.-Mexico border exhibiting the greatest disparities. Objective: This study explored the association of predisposing, enabling and need characteristics, including legal status, with the use of routine medical care (RMC) among 387 MI-MA living on the California-Mexico border. Methods: This cross-sectional study used data collected in 2009 for the San Diego Prevention Research Center (SDPRC) community survey; data analyses were completed in Summer 2012. This study involved multistage sampling and recruitment of Latino adults in 200 census blocks near the California-Mexico border to complete an interview and height and weight measurements.
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By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law. Floridas nurse practitioners and physician assistants were hopeful the Senate would vote to allow them to have the authority to order the involuntary commitment of a patient for mental-health evaluation under the Baker Act. However, instead on April 15, 2013, the Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee passed the formation of a work group to figure out how to improve the more than 40-year-old Florida mental health act.. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Want to Broaden Their Powers.. Currently, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can perform an evaluation, but cannot sign off on voluntary or involuntary examination paperwork to admit someone to treatment under the Baker Act. Instead, they must wait for a physician or law enforcement official to perform another evaluation and sign the paperwork. As this process is going on, the patient is free to go, meaning that person may ...
In the ruling, the justices found that a mental abnormality like pedophilia was enough to meet a standard to qualify someone for commitment, not the different standard of mental illness that had been traditionally used. The court also rejected the notion that civil commitment amounted to double jeopardy (a second criminal punishment for a single crime) or an ex post facto law (a new punishment for a past crime), noting that Kansass statute was not meant to punish committed men but, like other acceptable civil commitment statutes, intended both to incapacitate and to treat them therapeutically. ...
Background: Older adults constitute an important subgroup among those presenting to psychiatric emergency services. Psychiatric emergencies in older adults are particularly understudied in India. Objective: The objective was to study the clinical profile of older adults presenting to psychiatric emergency services. Method: All case records of older adults (60 years and above) presenting to Emergency psychiatry and Acute care (EPAC) in a tertiary care Neuropsychiatric institute from July 2018 to December 2018 were reviewed. The details pertaining to sociodemography, clinical profile, medical comorbidity and clinical management were reviewed and analyzed. Results: 230 older adults were seen in EPAC during the study period. This constituted 6.7% of the 4200 patients of all age groups seen in EPAC during this period. The mean age of the study group was 68.77 years (standard deviation-7.23) with 61.30% males and 38.69% females. The frequency of individuals with at least one co-morbid medical illness ...
Robert Brown is a social worker and a Director of Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd. He provides refresher training for AMHPs and helps to train Section 12 Approved Doctors and Approved Clinicians in South West England and Wales. He provides consultation and supervision services to Cornwall, Guernsey, Hampshire, Jersey and Reading. Rob has published widely in the field of mental health and mental capacity law; co-authoring The Mental Health Capacity Act 2005: a Guide to Practice as well as Mental Health Law in England and Wales. He was a Mental Health Act Commissioner from 1992-2010. Prior to that, Rob worked as a Mental... More About Author ...
Healthlinc House hospital provides a specialist service for men and women with a learning disability and associated complex conditions in Welton, Lincolnshire.. This service is registered to provide the regulated activities of treatment of disease, disorder or injury, and assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.. Donna Fleming is the registered manager and nominated accountable individual for controlled drugs.. Healthlinc House can accommodate a maximum of 25 patients. The layout of the premises consists of eight apartments providing accommodation for between one and six patients in each. Each apartment provides single sex accommodation. During our inspection, there were 16 patients receiving care and treatment. Twelve patients were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and four patients were subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, where patients receive care in a way that does not inappropriately ...
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Helping a loved one who is experiencing a severe mental illness, especially someone who may not realize they are sick, is one of the greatest gifts you can give. For some, it may mean the difference between life and tragedy. ~ Treatment Advocacy Center ...
Helping a loved one who is experiencing a severe mental illness, especially someone who may not realize they are sick, is one of the greatest gifts you can give. For some, it may mean the difference between life and tragedy. ~ Treatment Advocacy Center ...
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The Chief Psychiatrist advises that from Tuesday 14 July 2020, the Clinical Helpdesk will be closed until we are able staff it consistently.. During this period, we advise that Clinical Directors of Mental Health in each of the Health Service Providers (HSPs) are the designated primary contacts for clinical and Mental Health Act 2014 interface queries from their staff, unless HSPs advise their service of another appropriate local advisory process. We apologise for the inconvenience.. We are available to discuss particularly complex clinical and Mental Health Act 2014 interface issues with senior clinicians, where escalation for advice at local health service level has not provided a clear way forward.. Dr Sophie Davison ...
Forensic psychiatry (the interface of psychiatry and the law), forensic psychology, and mental health law are growing and evolving subspecialties in their respective larger disciplines. Topics included in these fields include a range as diverse as capital sentencing guidelines, informed consent, and standards of care for mental health treatment.
On 1 March 2012 the Human Tissue Act1 was repealed and the provisions in chapter 8 of the National Health Act2 (the Act) dealing with the control and use of blood, blood products, tissue and gametes in humans came into effect.3 On 2 March 2012 regulations4 were promulgated to incorporate certain provisions in the Human Tissue Act that were not included in the National Health Act. Some of the provisions of the latter and its regulations that doctors need to know about include: (i) tissue donation by living persons; (ii) organ transplantations into non-South African citizens and nonpermanent residents; (iii) donations of human bodies and tissue of deceased persons; (iv) consent to donations of human tissue on behalf of deceased persons; (v) allocation and use of human organs of deceased persons; (vi) revocations of donations; (vii) exclusive rights in donations; and (viii) confidentiality and publicity regarding donations.. Tissue donations by living persons. The Act does not state who may consent ...
It is important that the legislature looks to revive the implement the 2014 Health Act now if it is to save the millions of Nigerian women who die annually from pregnancy, childbirth and/or other conditions relating to childbirth.. According to Mr. Auwal Ibrahim, one Nigerian woman dies from conditions associated from childbirth every 10 minutes, while 7.7% of women die during childbirth or pregnancy. According to him, this appalling statistic is as a result of the low proportion fo births handled by skilled personnel alongside the poor budgetary allocation to the health sector.. Speaking at opening address at a one-day legislative and executive dialogue on action for effective implementation of policies on maternal health held in Kano, Daily Trust reports that Ibrahim said that the solution to these problems would start by the Federal Executive Council ensuring that the 2014 Health Act begins full implementation. ...
Homeless, mentally ill, and three months pregnant, Tanya P. was arrested on New Years Day 1993 for trying to set fire to a shelter and for smoking crack. Police took her to the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric unit, where she voluntarily began in-house drug treatment and anti-psychotic medication. But a month before her baby was due, she demanded release. The hospital refused, under a city policy that allowed involuntary commitment for drug treatment during pregnancy. Represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), Tanya sued, and persuaded Justice Glen to release her immediately. ...
The disturbing circumstances surrounding the enrollment and subsequent suicide of Dan Markingson (2004) after he was given an experimental antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, as a test subject in AstraZenecas CAFE trial--having been enrolled while he was hospitalized under an involuntary commitment order--are continuing to generate outrage and dismay. The case against AstraZenecas corrupt practices is well documented in courts of law and in civil and criminal settlements with the Department of Justice: Kickbacks to physicians, rigged clinical trials in which company officials cherry picked the data to be disclosed while burying unfavorable study findings, the companys use of smoke and mirrors to obscure Seroquels failed efficacy, AstraZenecas failure to warn that Seroquel can cause diabetes and other health problems, and its illegal off-label marketing of Seroquel ...
X ) a. RATIONALE: The nurse focuses on only one client aspect. NURSING PROCESS STEP: Evaluation. Expressing anger and sadness with vomiting. RATIONALE: Clients admitted involuntary commitment in this situation it would most likely encounterproductive. Asking another nurse would be done before the client has not lost control his behavior of clients with depression can be managed by the nurse. Nothing in his room and slams the door immediately after discharge when he is escorted to the danger of killing her she tells the nurse is most effective if the client become involved with amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil) therapy. NURSING PROCESS STEP: Planning CLIENT NEEDS SUBCATEGORY: ...
New figures from the NHS Information Centre show that the number of people held in detention under the Mental Health Act at 31st March 2011 increased by 5%, from 19,947 in 2009/10 to 20,938 in 2010/11. This is despite the number of formal admissions for treatment and new Community Treatment Orders having fallen since the [read the full story…]. ...
EDITOR-Eastmans editorial brought the debate about dangerousness and mental disorder to a wider audience.1 Unfortunately, he failed to point out that the preventive detention of those with untreatable mental disorders is already widely practised in England. Under the Mental Health Act (1983) people with mental illness or severe mental impairment can be detained indefinitely in hospital regardless of response to treatment and on grounds of risk to self as well as others. Secure and open psychiatric hospitals are full of such patients.. If Eastman was concerned that possible new legislation might challenge both the civil liberties of the unconvicted and those designated untreatable then surely this concern should extend to the current legislation affecting people with a mental illness or mental impairment. Many psychiatrists find it convenient to … ...
Downloadable! Using a straight-forward Differences-in-Differences approach, effects of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act and the 1986 and 1987 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Acts on mortality levels in California are examined. These acts had the effect of legalizing and granting healthcare coverage to millions of previously illegal immigrants. Utilizing data on all IRCA applicants and all California deaths within this time period, I find evidence of substantial declines in mortality correlated with the size of the legalized cohort by county. If we assume, for purposes of a back of the envelope calculation, that after the reform IRCA applicants mortality rate is approximately equal to that of demographically similar California residents, this finding is consistent with IRCA applicants being subject to five to six times the mortality rate of California residents prior to the reform.
Fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oils, extracts, edibles, plants and seeds are legal for those 19 years or older in Ontario, however, all must be purchased from an authorized retailer or online at the Ontario Cannabis Store.. Visit KFL&A Public Healths Cannabis, Tobacco, and Vape Laws page to find out where cannabis is not allowed to be used.. Learn more about Ontario laws around cannabis through the KFL&A community partnership video, Know the Law, which is also available in French.. ...
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Whether the individual is mentally ill and dangerous to either himself or others and is in need of confined therapy turns on ... It concluded that the standard of proof of the preponderance of the evidence satisfied due process in a civil commitment ... The jury found that Addington was mentally ill and required hospitalization. Thereupon the trial court ordered his indefinite ... that Addington was mentally ill and that hospitalization was required for his own welfare and the welfare of others. ...
Sebastião Antônio de Oliveira: also known as "The Monster of Bragança"; mentally-ill man who murdered five children and raped ... sentenced to involuntary commitment. Martha Marek: poisoned three family members and a lodger in her house with thallium ... "Il mostro e il commissario che lo braccò fino a Genova" [The monster and the commissioner who chased him to Genoa]. Il Giornale ... Yuri Krinitsyn: known as "The Riga Upyr"; mentally-ill Russian immigrant who killed three men, including two KGB operatives, in ...
The facility also houses 50 mentally ill prisoners from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR); ... It is a maximum security facility labelled (by the government of the state of California) as a "civil-commitment facility" and ... The U.S. Disrict Court for the District of Minnesota held that Minnesota's civil commitment scheme was a punitive system that ... by some to be a place of unconstitutionally punitive detention for those fraudulently deemed both dangerous and mentally ill ...
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Leavitt became a pioneer of New York State laws relating to the criminal culpability of those adjudged mentally ill. In 1910, ... Afterwards, Leavitt chaired the Bar Association's Committee on Commitment and Discharge of the Criminal Insane.[3]) ...
Psychogenic polydipsia often leads to institutionalisation of mentally ill patients, since it is difficult to manage in the ... treatments occur in institutional settings and require close monitoring of the patient and a large degree of time commitment ...
A commitment to the poor led him to establish institutions to care for the mentally ill, abandoned children and indigent ... Pare Jofré proceeded to found what was the world's first hospital for the mentally ill, the Hospital dels Ignocens or Hospital ... captives in Muslim Spain and North Africa are thought to have given him an insight into the different way the mentally ill were ... and preached a memorable sermon that urged the establishment of a charitable institution to care for and treat the mentally ill ...
Involuntary commitment of the mentally ill is another category of detention without criminal prosecution, but the right of ...
... it was once popularly associated with its treatment of mentally ill patients who required psychiatric commitment. The name " ...
Francine Cournos, a Columbia University assistant professor of psychiatry, testified that Brown was mentally ill. Robert Levy, ... She was released in late January after about eleven weeks of involuntary commitment and returned to the streets. She made ... based on a state law allowing involuntary hospitalization of mentally ill people who were considered dangerous. Brown was the ... in part because although she was mentally ill, her behavior was not obviously and immediately dangerous to anyone. ...
Some favored the involuntary commitment of a person who is determined to be mentally ill and incapable of making informed ... The Dann shootings also fueled the debate about criteria for committing mentally ill people to mental health facilities against ... "It would be a shame if we cut back on the civil liberties of literally millions of mentally ill people because of the ... In addition, the arsenic was highly diluted so nobody became seriously ill. At about 9:00 a.m. on the 20th, Dann arrived at the ...
Jacobs, James B.; Fuhr, Zoe (December 2, 2015). "New York Disarms the 'Mentally Ill'". The Marshall Project. Retrieved ... It struck down a Maine law providing that temporary commitment triggered automatic revocation of a patient's firearms license.[ ... "How does Maine balance public safety and gun rights of mentally ill?". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved September 21, 2016. CS1 ...
In 1962, the panel published a report with 112 recommendations to better serve the mentally ill. In conjunction with the Joint ... Initially, this movement targeted issues surrounding involuntary commitment, use of electroconvulsive therapy, anti-psychotic ... A joint report of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Public Citizen's Health Research Group. ISBN 0-7881-4279-8. ... In 1955, the Joint Commission on Mental Health and Health was authorized to investigate problems related to the mentally ill. ...
Supporters claim that the criterion is necessary to protect the mentally ill and those impacted by their involuntary treatment ... "Involuntary Commitment". NCHA. Retrieved 2020-10-15. "parens patriae". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2020-11-03 ... Psychiatric asylums and guardianship over the mentally ill have been present for centuries. In Greece, individuals, such as ... Supporters claim that an obligatory dangerousness criterion is necessary in order to avoid the mentally ill individual from ...
... deciding guardianship and commitment of the mentally ill. In the 1839 Pennsylvania landmark case, Ex parte Crouse, the court ... The law that established the court, the Illinois Juvenile Court Law of 1899, was created largely because of the advocacy of ... The nation's first juvenile court was formed in Illinois in 1899 and provided a legal distinction between juvenile abandonment ...
... most notably legal guardianships for incapacitated seniors and the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill. They do not have ...
Developing a Wider Range of Housing Options for the Mentally Ill', O.A.P.S.W. Newsmagazine, October 1987, Volume 14, Number 3 ... Developing Community and Hospital Partnerships: Fledgling Relationships Built on Mutual Trust, Presence and Commitment', What ... Northeastern Regional Mental Health Centre Timmins Association for the Mentally Retarded - Program Coordinator (1976-1977) ...
New York State uses this standard when a court must determine whether to involuntarily hospitalize a mentally ill patient or to ... This standard was also codified by the United States Supreme Court in all mental health civil commitment cases. This standard ...
C, Stromberg, and Stone A. "A Model State Law on Civil Commitment of the Mentally Ill." Harvard Journal on Legislation, vol. 20 ... A model state law on civil commitment of the mentally ill. (1983) Law, science, and psychiatric malpractice: a response to ...
The mentally ill were frequently arrested and had charges pending when the treatment providers sought a civil commitment to ... Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill (Toronto: Irwin Law) States Try Out Courts Tailored for Mentally Ill, NPR, 2006-08-21. The ... Mentally ill prisoners in the United States Therapeutic jurisprudence There is a growing body of literature about problem- ... Retrieved 2009-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "EMERGING JUDICIAL STRATEGIES FOR THE MENTALLY ILL IN THE ...
... a mental health crisis or individuals who have been civilly committed as mentally ill in addition to their criminal commitment ...
... verdict established that he committed the crime and that he did so because he was mentally ill by a preponderance of evidence ... He argued against the idea that indefinite commitment amounted to punishment. Indefinite commitment of an insanity acquittee, ... must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the individual is mentally ill and dangerous. However, the concerns ... In his second release hearing held in February 1977, his request for either release or civil commitment was also denied, ...
Toward the end of the 19th century the four existing public sanatoria for the mentally ill in Württemberg (in Zwiefalten, ... which makes a total of 100 patients living in forensic commitment at the Klinikum am Weißenhof. In June 2007 the clinic opened ... These changes would allow that 25 mentally ill patients and 25 patients suffering from drug-addiction would be accommodated in ... There were no psychiatric institutions in the north of Württemberg, which was particularly problematic for the mentally ill and ...
Thomas is a mentally ill man in his fifties living on his own in Amsterdam. On Maundy Thursday, he becomes confused and jumps ... whereas the younger sister Hannah prefers to focus on her own commitments as a photographer. Over the Easter holiday, it ... The film stars Marcel Musters as a mentally ill man, with Monic Hendrickx and Elsie de Brauw as his two sisters. Musters won a ...
The recidivism or rehospitalization of the mentally ill is at a high rate in many countries and the reasons for the relapses ... potentially involuntarily during commitment. Since the mid-20th century, such medications have been leading treatments for a ...
... treatment of the mentally ill, as opposed to long-term commitment in institutions. There is disproportionally higher prevalence ... Many people consider the mentally ill to be irresponsible and childlike and treat them with fear and exclusion, using their ... Deinstitutionalization of the chronically mentally ill". N. Engl. J. Med. 305 (6): 339-42. doi:10.1056/NEJM198108063050609. ... "Homeless Mentally Ill Persons: A bibliography review" Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, International Journal of ...
As early as 1945, the ACLU had taken a stand to protect the rights of the mentally ill, when it drafted a model statute ... In the 1960s, the ACLU opposed involuntary commitments, unless it could be demonstrated that the person was a danger to himself ... The New York chapter of the ACLU defended Billie Boggs, a mentally ill woman who exposed herself and defecated and urinated in ... The ACLU has also defended the rights of mentally ill individuals who are not dangerous, but who create disturbances. ...
Even in incurable mentally ill ones suffering seriously from hallucinations and melancholic depressions and not being able to ... Wrongful involuntary commitment is an important issue in the movement. The decentralized movement has been active in various ... Mentally ill people are essentially no more prone to violence than sane individuals, despite Hollywood and other media ... People believed diseases of the mind could be passed on so compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill was enacted in many ...
A person committed as "mentally ill" may be released when the superintendent of the institution discharges him, or when he is ... He also claimed that what was essentially an indefinite commitment deprived him of due process and subjected him to cruel and ... "mentally ill". The Court found the procedures were essentially similar with one important difference. A person committed as " ... State would have been required to proceed using Indiana's statutory provisions for the feeble-minded or for the mentally ill. ...
A commitment regime was established under which a person said to be mentally ill was to be brought before a jury of six people ... "detailed provisions for commitment, hospitalization, and care of the mentally ill of Alaska" included in Title I of the ... Alaskans who became mentally ill in the lower 48 states would be properly treated locally until they could be returned to ... The treatment of the mentally ill was governed by an agreement with the state of Oregon dating back to the turn of the 20th ...
It is an all-male, maximum-security facility, that houses mentally ill convicts who have been committed to psychiatric ... In the 1990s, California passed sexually violent predator (SVP) laws, imposing civil commitment upon prisoners meeting criteria ... doi:10.1016/0005-7916(71)90022-X. "Report of a Five-Year Follow-Up Study of Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders Released from ... McKee was originally institutionalized as a "Mentally Disordered Offender". Last year, after making abusive threats to other ...
It is likely that many of these immigrants were not actually mentally ill, but that cultural differences and a language barrier ... or commitment to sanatoria. Male and female patients were segregated, and there were also a dayroom, veranda, nurse's office, ... as well as the immigrants' anxiety about a new country, made them appear mentally ill. More objective testing methods were ... If they were ill, they were taken to the hospitals on Islands 2 and 3. A number of measles wards on Island 3 were converted to ...
Immediate effects of a single music therapy intervention on persons who are severely mentally ill. Arts in Psychotherapy, 31, ... of a physical rehabilitation goal relies on the child's existing motivation and feelings towards music and their commitment to ... Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. ISBN 978-0398086091. .. *Harbert, Wilhelmina K., (1947). "Some principles, practices and ... Evidence suggests that music therapy is beneficial for all individuals, both physically and mentally. Benefits of music therapy ...
A mentally ill person.. *For elders who will not be able to fast, a lunch meal (or an equivalent amount of money) is to be ... Muslims believe they should be active, tending to all their commitments and never falling short of any duty. On a moral level, ... An ill person or old person who is not physically able to fast. They should donate the amount of a normal person's diet for ... Dispensations are granted to those who are ill.. The total number of fasting days amounts to about 250 a year. While many ...
... has led to the unexpected outcome that it is harder to commit mentally ill patients to hospital and easier to send them to ... "Civil Commitment and the Mental Health Care Continuum: Historical Trends and Principles for Law and Practice" (PDF). Substance ... According to the US Supreme Court case Humphrey v. Cady, civil commitment laws and eligibility for intervention exist only in ... "The Inaugural International Disability Pride Parade Unified in Pride Sunday, July 18, 2004 Chicago, Illinois". www. ...
Long term care for the elderly, the dying, the long term mentally ill etc. is covered by social insurance funded from taxation ... because long-term contractually obligated PFI spending commitments are not counted as government liabilities.[citation needed] ...
"Benoît Guillou, Le pardon est-il durable ? Une enquête au Rwanda, Paris, François Bourin". 2014. Archived from the original on ... Jean Hampton sees the decision to forgive the unrepentant wrongdoer as expressing a commitment "to see a wrongdoer in a new, ... Forgiveness to Better Health detailing the multiple benefits and psychological results of forgiveness to humans mentally and ... In 2002, two innovators of Positive Psychology, Ed Diener and Martin Seligman, conducted a study at the University of Illinois ...
2004). "I ain't been reading while on parole": Experts, mental tests, and eugenic commitment law in Illinois, 1890-1940. ... "Are the majority of children with autism mentally retarded? a systematic evaluation of the data". Focus Autism Other Dev ...
Champaign, IL: Research Press. *^ Brown, L et al. (1981), Longitudinal Transition Plans in Programs for Severely Handicapped ... Minority students more likely to be labeled "mentally retarded" *^ Losen, Daniel J. & Orfield, Gary (2002), Introduction to ... Back to School on Civil Rights: Advancing the Federal Commitment to Leave No Child Behind," a report published by the National ... In Florida, Alabama, Delaware, New Jersey, and Colorado, the number of African-American students identified as mentally ...
Member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). *Former Scientific Director, NIMH Strategic Plan for Mood Disorder ... calling for an investigation by an external consultant and a commitment to hold all parties accountable.[18] ...
It threw me mentally and I couldn't think what to do next, so I waved the tie in a kind of tiddly-widdly fashion to show ... Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8093-2637-2. ... After finishing their film commitments at the end of 1944, they concentrated on performing stage shows, and embarked on a music ...
While not every witch and sorcerer accused were mentally ill, all mentally ill were considered to be witches or sorcerers.[129] ... Compulsory admission to mental health facilities (also known as involuntary commitment) is a controversial topic. It can ... against the mentally ill or by the mentally ill) typically occurs in the context of complex social interactions, often in a ... Modak, Taomonud; Sarkar, Siddharth; Sagar, Rajesh (2016). "Dorothea dix: A proponent of humane treatment of mentally ill". ...
Some common examples are obese people losing weight or mentally ill people seeking therapy. This approach can only be sought ... as well as decreased organizational commitment and job satisfaction".[37] Further analysis and statistics of the discrimination ...
Human Rights Issues for the Palestinian population (April 2005), Ministry of Foreign Affairs,; accessed July 11, ... who knew where to look for eager young men who had self-radicalized together and had already mentally prepared themselves for ... the need by competing insurgent groups to demonstrate their commitment to the cause to broader public-making the ultimate ... " International Institute for Counter Terrorism. Retrieved 22 December 2015.. ...
Her roommate, Thelma (who harbors an ill-concealed crush on Cassie), discovers that Cassie is a descendant of the Medenham ... Cassie, who raised herself in a single-parent household caring for her mentally unstable mother, has latent telekinetic, ... Ramiel's scheming and manipulation leads to Ella's commitment in an insane asylum, where a triumphant Azazeal seemingly ...
Two months later he fell ill, and he spent over a month in recovery at the Augusta National Golf Club. He returned to his post ... He promised to maintain a strong commitment against Communism while avoiding the topic of NATO; finally, he stressed a ... while mentally reminding myself as I sat down, "I do not have to do what that poor fellow is doing.[218]. He was the first ... The election was a re-match of 1952, as his opponent in 1956 was Stevenson, a former Illinois governor, whom Eisenhower had ...
... some jurisdictions permit a defendant to plead guilty but mentally ill.[31] A defendant who is found guilty but mentally ill ... It also held that the collateral attack that he was not informed that a possible alternative to his commitment was to ask for a ... "Guilty But Mentally Ill". Retrieved 2014-06-09.. [permanent dead link] ... Salize & Dressing (2005Placement and Treatment of Mentally Ill Offenders - Legislation and Practice in EU Member States. Final ...
A popular conception which is not supported by evidence holds that those who convert to new religions are either mentally ill ... Some, including the Shakers and more recent NRMs inspired by Hindu traditions, see it as a lifelong commitment. Others, ... Elgin, Ill.: Brethren Press, 1985. v, 133 p. ISBN 0-87178-932-9 ...
University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-02601-0.. *. Charpak G, Broch H (2004). Debunked: Esp, telekinesis, other ... Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime.. Thus a statement may be ... that people can communicate mentally with someone who has died, witches, reincarnation, and channelling".[68] Such beliefs in ... So no degree of commitment to beliefs makes them knowledge. Indeed, the hallmark of scientific behaviour is a certain ...
Consider time commitments (deadlines, schedules) seriously. Consider objectives (goals, results) seriously. Are low-context and ... on how individuals think and cultures interact than our different perspectives on time-the way we learn how we mentally ... IL: Waveland Press, Inc. ...
The United States does not have such a law, but mentally ill mothers may plead not guilty by reason of insanity."[38] In the ... note: this text refers to the procedure of involuntary commitment by the demand of the public authority, but the prefect ... "People v. Carrillo, 646 N.E.2d 582 (Ill. 1995)". Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2015-06-14.. ... Euthanasia, doctor-assisted suicide: the administration of lethal drugs by a doctor to a terminally ill patient, if the ...
1986, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill: A Rating of State Programs, with Sidney M. Wolfe and Laurie Flynn, ISBN 99917-962-2-3 ... Torrey is a founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, a national organization that supports outpatient commitment for certain ... 2008, The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens, W.W. Norton ... 1988, Nowhere to Go: The Tragic Odyssey of the Homeless Mentally Ill, Harper Collins, ISBN 0-06-015993-6 ...
Urbana: University of Illinois Press. p. 182. ISBN 0-252-02076-6. OCLC 28721262.. ... Gospel students would be encouraged to make personal commitments to attend church, to read the Book of Mormon and to be ... mentally, and emotionally capable of full-time missionary work. In the same speech where he called for "every young man" to ... Shepherd, Gary; Shepherd, Gordon (1998), Mormon Passage: A Missionary Chronicle, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 19- ...
... postal employees gained a reputation among the general public as more likely to be mentally ill. The USPS Commission on a Safe ... Lower volume means lower revenues to support the fixed commitment to deliver to every address once a day, six days a week. ...
Grimaldi's father suffered ill health for many years and died of dropsy in 1788.[2][31] As a result, at age 9, Grimaldi became ... he had to satisfy prior commitments at Drury Lane, appearing in the poorly received Harlequin's Fireside.[91] ... who considered the role of Orson to be the most physically and mentally demanding of his career, nevertheless performed the ... Grimaldi retired from the stage in 1823 as a result of ill health. The years of extreme physical exertion his clowning had ...
This is a commitment to our children, that the Indianapolis Police Department is working to make this a safe city for our ... The injury to person charges brought against the other juveniles known to have actively physically, mentally, and emotionally ... She also added that she had been too preoccupied by her own ill health and depression to control her children.[23] ... These experts testified that all three were mentally competent to stand trial.[108] ...
Mentally ill people in American prisons. Footnotes[edit]. *^ a b c d e Criminal Law - Cases and Materials, 7th ed. 2012, ... It also held that the collateral attack that he was not informed that a possible alternative to his commitment was to ask for a ... some jurisdictions permit a defendant to plead guilty but mentally ill.[29] A defendant who is found guilty but mentally ill ... "Guilty But Mentally Ill". Retrieved 2014-06-09.. [permanent dead link] ...
Metropolitan State Hospital is an American public hospital for the mentally ill, located in the city of Norwalk in Los Angeles ... The hospital offers inpatient mental health care for the surrounding counties, specializing in legal commitments, programs for ... hospital is unique among State facilities serving the mentally disordered in that it admits a large proportion of acutely ill ... Metropolitan State Hospital provides mental health care and treatment to mentally issued patients. Patients in need of help and ...
In N. L. Cohen (Ed.), Psychiatry takes to the streets: Outreach and crisis intervention for the mentally ill (pp. 80-106). New ... a commitment to work with people on a time-unlimited basis, as long as they continue to demonstrate the need for this intensive ... In A. B. Critchfield (Ed.), Psychosocial rehabilitation for persons who are deaf and mentally ill: Breakout III-new traditions ... In N. L. Cohen (Ed.), Psychiatric outreach to the mentally ill (pp. 47-64). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (New Directions for ...
Naomi Dworkin writes: In my training as a psychiatrist, I saw outpatient commitment being used in a helpful, thoughtful way. It ... In rare cases, outpatient commitment for mentally ill can be crucial tool. * ... as so many of the severely mentally ill now find themselves. ... In my training as a psychiatrist, I saw outpatient commitment ... 1), I disagree with his assessment that outpatient commitment for psychiatric patients should be considered as harmful. ...
Effects of involuntary outpatient commitment and depot antipsychotics on treatment adherence in persons with severe mental il ... 2. Does involuntary outpatient commitment lead to more intensive treatment?. Wagner, H Ryan; Swartz, Marvin S; swanson, Jeffrey ... 4. Effects of involuntary outpatient commitment on subjective quality of life in persons with severe mental illness. ... 7. Involuntary out-patient commitment and reduction of violent behaviour in persons with severe mental illness. ...
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment of the Mentally Ill  Wilk, Ruta J. (1988-04) ... Use of Involuntary Outpatient Commitment in Community Care of the Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill Patient. Creator. ... Use of Involuntary Outpatient Commitment in Community Care of the Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill Patient  Smith, ... Involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) in some form has been adopted by all states as an alternative to hospital commitment. ...
Mental illness, commitment procedures, rights, etc.: Chapter 71.05 RCW.. Minors-Mental health services, commitment: Chapter ...
... "mentally ill and dangerous" person, a judge ruled Wednesday in Minnesota. ... The "mentally ill and dangerous" designation means Pavelich will be subject to the most restrictive level of commitment in the ... "Miracle on Ice" hockey star Mark Pavelich will be civilly committed as a "mentally ill and dangerous" person, a judge ruled ... Within 90 days of Wednesdays commitment order, the judge must hold a hearing to determine whether he continues to pose a ...
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Wilk, R. (1988). Involuntary outpatient commitment of the mentally ill. Social Work, 33, 133-137.PubMedGoogle Scholar ... Miller, R. (1988). Outpatient civil commitment of the mentally ill: An overview and an update. Behavioral Sciences and the Law ... For example, homeless mentally ill persons on the streets of virtually every large urban area raise the issue of whether these ... Solomon, P., Draine J., and Delaney, M. A. (1995). The use of restraining orders by families of severely mentally ill adults. ...
Part 7. Involuntary Commitment of the Mentally Ill; Facilities for the Mentally Ill. ... Inmate becoming mentally ill and dangerous to himself or others.. (a) An inmate who becomes mentally ill and dangerous to ... Research at State facilities for the mentally ill.. (a) For research purposes, State facilities for the mentally ill may be ... The admission or commitment to a facility of an alleged mentally ill individual, an alleged substance abuser, or an alleged ...
When Telling A Psychiatrist You Are Not Mentally Ill Is Grounds.... Gail Tasch - May 17, 2020. 26 ... Both these cases are examples of people whose only symptoms were stating they were not mentally ill and did not need ... Fighting Unjustified Commitment in Wisconsin: Leslies Story. Gail Tasch - October 9, 2019. 39 ... They both certainly had problems at some time in their lives, but the one size fits all system of commitment and mandatory ...
The case focused on the procedure for transfer of mentally ill patients from short term acute care and diagnostic hospitals to ... Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants deprive persons labeled mentally ill of their liberty by emergency certifying persons ... Because the statute authorizes involuntary commitment of mentally disabled individuals for the ostensible purpose of attaining ... Subject: Constitutional Standards Govern the Involuntary Hospitalization of Mentally Ill Individuals at Private Hospitals.. ...
After the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Virginia passed measures to lower the criteria for commitment. ... Studies show that the mentally ill do present a higher risk for violence than others, but overall they account for just 3 to 5 ... The oversimplification, experts say, is perpetuated by the gun industry and a society that assumes that the mentally ill are ... Critics are especially concerned about increased stigmatization of the mentally ill, fearing that they will avoid treatment so ...
Do we need commitment without permission of patient? Hell, yes….The out-of-touch legislators who decided that the mentally ill ... The mentally ill, who were unable to care for themselves,were just thrown out on streets. Their former balanced personhood,was ... I almost dont know what to say in response…Most of the problems of the so-called "mentally ill" are made WORSE by the rampant ... I believe that we need half-way houses where mentally ill or depressed people could find a safe haven with therapeutics to help ...
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The closure will help pay for a new hospital for the mentally ill in Worcester, which is scheduled to open this summer and will ... After more than 150 years of housing mentally ill patients, Taunton State Hospital will close its doors and its remaining ... "By closing the Taunton facility, we are maintaining this administrations commitment to Community First. ... The closing will help pay for a new hospital for the mentally ill in Worcester, which is scheduled to open this summer and may ...
This well-intentioned but poorly planned policy shift has had disastrous consequences for both the mentally ill and the ... communities ill-prepared to care for them, and likely played a significant role in subsequent increases in violent crime. ... catalysts combined to lead the United States toward the mass-scale deinstitutionalization of the nations seriously mentally ... ill, removing tens of thousands of individuals from long-term, in-patient psychiatric care without adequate alternatives in ...
Put an end to inappropriate, indefinite commitment of the mentally ill. *Provide prompt evaluation and short-term treatment ... Crisis and Commitment Services (CCS). King County Crisis and Commitment Services offers evaluation of people with behavioral ... What are the criteria for commitment? The criteria are as follows:. *HARM TO SELF: A substantial risk of serious harm indicated ... Crisis and Commitment staff who perform these duties are referred to as Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs) They are mental ...
Science News » NIMH Directors Statement: Our Commitment to Ending Structural Racism in Biomedical Research 1 day ago ... We talk about the mentally ill as though they are a defined class of people. The mentally ill need this or that... The mentally ... So who are these mentally ill people? And what do we mean when we speak of "the mentally ill?" Community based studies showed ... I am bipolar, but I do not consider myself mentally ill. I personally think mentally ill is quite derogatory. I have a mood ...
To get reimbursed for these services, you need a DSM code to submit, so all these folks are mentally ill.. ~Anyone on Social ... I often hear people talk about how we have to keep guns away from the mentally ill. A judge friend recently said it quite ... Cousin commented, "We have to find a way to keep guns from the mentally ill." The article mentioned nothing about a history of ... So if you look at it this way, it becomes pretty easy to identify the mentally ill. You target treatment settings, medications ...
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The commitment laws have become so tight that we cannot get our family members committed until they are suicidal/homicidal or ... I am a family member of a mentally ill person. People diagnosed as manic depressive (bi-polar) and schizophrenic are no more ... In the case of the mentally ill, however, professionals know symptoms and when intervention is needed. Family members try to ... Information about my group, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, can be obtained through the Mental Health/Mental Retardation ...
Care and treatment of mentally ill persons. Mentally Ill Persons, this index ... Civil commitment, 59-3077. Co-guardian, change in authority, 59-3087. Compensation of guardian, 59-1717 ...
COMMITMENT - 8:36 p.m. Police assisted with the commitment of a mentally ill person, 400 block of West El Pintado Road. ... COMMITMENT - 1:50 p.m. Police assisted with the commitment of a mentally ill person, Cedarwood Loop and Cedarwood Way. ... the biggest move in a series of reforms spurred by the 2015 beating death of mentally ill inmate Michael Tyree. ... Illinois GOP governor in tight race battling far-right insurgent March 20, 2018, 8:39 pm. ...
Statement by Laurie Flynn, Executive Director National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) ... The Vice-President has renewed his commitment today through announcement of a broad initiative for improved mental health care ...
Whether the individual is mentally ill and dangerous to either himself or others and is in need of confined therapy turns on ... It concluded that the standard of proof of the preponderance of the evidence satisfied due process in a civil commitment ... The jury found that Addington was mentally ill and required hospitalization. Thereupon the trial court ordered his indefinite ... that Addington was mentally ill and that hospitalization was required for his own welfare and the welfare of others. ...
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Please make sure you think this through very carefully before making a stronger commitment to him. I have a wife who wasnt ... Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill Message Board HealthBoards , Support , Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill > just found ... Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill. 4. 06-06-2011 05:56 PM. ... Subscribe To Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill LinkBack ... Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill. 0. 02-18-2011 10:11 PM. ... Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill. 5. 01-28-2011 01:38 PM. ...
  • Liability for costs of care and hospitalization of the mentally ill. (
  • If the person you care for needs hospitalization, know the laws regarding involuntary and voluntary commitment in your area. (
  • In recent years, there has been increased awareness of patients' rights, integration of mentally ill individuals into the community, reduction of duration of hospitalization and of psychiatric hospital beds, and more ambulatory services. (
  • In Israel, the regional psychiatrists (who are responsible for civil commitment decisions in a designated district) 4 seem to have become more lenient and do not issue commitment orders for patients whose actions may have warranted involuntary hospitalization in the past. (
  • Thus, some mentally ill individuals who do not receive appropriate treatment may eventually commit crimes that lead to involuntary hospitalization by court ruling. (
  • 5 For example, cases of domestic aggression that previously resulted in involuntary hospitalization, as per commitment order by the regional psychiatrist, may now be referred to the police and result in compulsory court-ordered hospitalization. (
  • The state trial court issued jury instructions that the decision be based on "clear, unequivocal and convincing evidence" that Addington was mentally ill and that hospitalization was required for his own welfare and the welfare of others. (
  • The jury found that Addington was mentally ill and required hospitalization. (
  • The state trial court instructed the jury to determine whether, based on "clear, unequivocal and convincing evidence," appellant was mentally ill and required hospitalization for his own welfare and protection or the protection of others. (
  • The jury found that appellant was mentally ill and that he required hospitalization, and the trial court ordered his commitment for an indefinite period. (
  • Involuntary commitment is a terrible choice to make, but sometimes a necessary one (see Hospitalization - when and why it's necessary ). (
  • In response to the letter by Daniel B. Fisher ( "Outpatient commitment would harm patients in need," Jan . 1), I disagree with his assessment that outpatient commitment for psychiatric patients should be considered as harmful. (
  • Both these cases are examples of people whose only symptoms were stating they were not mentally ill and did not need psychiatric medication. (
  • Part One: Jessica Lowell Mason describes her personal experiences with involuntary commitment, the psychiatric system, and the courts-leading to her founding of a mad community, Madwomen in the Attic. (
  • Beginning in the 1970s, several significant catalysts combined to lead the United States toward the mass-scale deinstitutionalization of the nation's seriously mentally ill, removing tens of thousands of individuals from long-term, in-patient psychiatric care without adequate alternatives in place. (
  • To combat this growing problem and to ensure the safety of their communities, states should provide adequate numbers of public psychiatric beds and strengthen their mental health commitment laws while still affording necessary due-process protections. (
  • Particularly with regard to gun violence, states can counteract the consequences of deinstitutionalization by providing adequate numbers of public psychiatric beds and strengthening their involuntary civil commitment and mandatory outpatient treatment laws without neglecting due-process protections. (
  • Before public psychiatric hospitals were in common use, America's mentally ill generally remained in their family's homes and were cared for by family members or friends, and their seemingly strange behaviors were often simply tolerated by their communities. (
  • Beginning in the early- to mid-19th century, advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, such as Dorothea Dix, began a quite successful lobbying campaign to persuade state governments to fund the building of 32 state psychiatric hospitals. (
  • King County Crisis and Commitment Services offers evaluation of people with behavioral health disorders for involuntary detention in psychiatric facilities according to the State of Washington law. (
  • Involuntary commitment is the practice of using legal means or forms as part of a mental health law to commit a person to a mental hospital, insane asylum or psychiatric ward against their will or over their protests. (
  • In most states, police officers as well as designated mental health professional can certify the brief commitment of an individual for psychiatric evaluation. (
  • Should mentally ill individuals who commit crimes be referred to psychiatric treatment or should they be punished? (
  • A forensic and clinical psychologist based in Duluth, Bowerman recommended civil commitment and also informed the court that Pavelich "requires psychiatric treatment with neuroleptic medications. (
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore, based on findings in a psychiatric evaluation of Hussein, found Hussein to be suffering from a mental defect or disease rendering him mentally incompetent to understand the charges against him or to properly assist in his defense. (
  • The reasonable doubt standard is inappropriate in civil commitment proceedings because, given the uncertainties of psychiatric diagnosis, it may impose a burden the state cannot meet, and thereby erect an unreasonable barrier to needed medical treatment. (
  • In addition, patients with serious psychiatric illness are much more likely to smoke -- between 50 percent and 80 percent smoke cigarettes -- and although the severely mentally ill make up only between 5 percent and 10 percent of the population, they consume a disproportionate amount of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. (
  • Jon Norheim holds court twice a week at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital to judge, with the help of psychiatrists and psychologists, whether severely mentally ill men and women are such a danger to themselves or others they must be held against their will. (
  • Jails and prisons have become progressively filled with mentally ill inmates, thereby transforming these institutions into the nation's new psychiatric inpatient system. (
  • This drastic reduction was largely due to the discovery of antipsychotic medications in the 1950s , and the deinstitutionalization movement of the 1960s, wherein several thousands of mentally ill individuals were released from psychiatric institutions to return to their communities for treatment. (
  • Psychiatric advance directives are legal documents that permit mentally ill individuals to authorize and specify treatment in anticipation of future periods of mental incapacity. (
  • She argued that this rhetoric would increase the stigma of psychiatric disorders and make it harder for the mentally ill to acknowledge their disease and seek treatment. (
  • In the wake of the Isla Vista shootings on May 23 and other mass killings, Congress and state legislatures circulated bills designed to keep firearms out of the hands of severely mentally ill individuals. (
  • I often hear people talk about how we have to keep guns away from the mentally ill. (
  • Even the nation's premier gun lobby believes keeping guns away from the mentally ill is a good idea. (
  • For example, homeless mentally ill persons on the streets of virtually every large urban area raise the issue of whether these individuals have an inherent right to remain in this situation or whether they should be forced into hospitals, homeless shelters, or other structured housing arrangements. (
  • This idea, along with government's general problems with taxes and spending, has led to large numbers of mentally ill homeless people living in sleeping bags on the streets of major U.S. cities, and to the current situation in which more of them are now treated in jails because of nuisance crimes rather than in hospitals. (
  • One difficulty that the NYPD reportedly face in implementing the city's new plan is the fact that many of the mentally ill - especially the homeless - do not stay in one place, but rather wander the city. (
  • The majority of the discharged patients, and those who became mentally ill after the hospitals closed, ended up homeless, incarcerated in jails and prisons, or living in board-and-care homes and nursing homes that were often worse than the hospitals that had been closed. (
  • Mentally ill homeless persons live on our streets like urban gargoyles and expropriate parks, playgrounds, libraries, and other public spaces. (
  • Mainstreaming" the mentally ill has resulted in using jails instead mental hospitals for those who are ill and act out, filling the ranks of the homeless and more violent crime by people who are mentally disturbed. (
  • Sen. Judith Zaffirini , D-Laredo, filed two bills that would change the standard for committing mentally ill people for treatment. (
  • While the workload for judges would increase, Nevada health authorities hope the new legal tool, if passed, will ease the burden on crowded hospital emergency rooms and on Rawson-Neal, which has become a revolving door for thousands of mentally ill people each year. (
  • What happens when cities and counties have their own ideas about a law that authorizes the seizure of guns from people who are mentally ill? (
  • Cuzzo on Oct. 28 found Pavelich incompetent to stand trial, suspending proceedings in his criminal case and initiating commitment proceedings. (
  • n25 Although the United States Supreme Court has yet to comment on this issue specifically, the Court has in recent years established a right for both incompetent and mentally ill patients to be free from unnecessary restraints absent special circumstances. (
  • b) Indefinite commitment of an insanity acquittee, based on proof of insanity by only a preponderance of the evidence, comports with due process. (
  • Thereupon the trial court ordered his indefinite commitment. (
  • Appellant's mother filed a petition for his indefinite commitment to a state mental hospital in accordance with Texas law governing involuntary commitments. (
  • In addition, under subdivision 6, under the issuance of such commitment order for the term of period of confinement imposed, pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision two of this section, and to such a secure facility as shall be suitable for a mentally ill person or a person with a dangerous mental disorder, as the case may be, based upon the examination reports. (
  • It also characterized the conditions of confinement to be "dehumanizing and cruel," citing feces-smeared walls, a lack of clean bedding and excessive verbal abuse from many guards, including one incident in which guards taunted a mentally-disabled prisoner - daring him to kill himself, saying they wanted to see his feet dangling and repeatedly chanting "one, two, three" to harass him. (
  • Since the nation's founding, responsibility for providing services for mentally disabled individuals had been assumed by state and local governments. (
  • [3] Mentally ill individuals who are not being treated are responsible for approximately 1,400 homicides each year, 10 percent of the nation's total, including rampage shootings such as occurred in Tucson in January 2011. (
  • How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation's refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill? (
  • Although Kansas already had a statute addressing the involuntary commitment of those defined as "mentally ill," the legislature determined that existing civil commitment procedures were inadequate to confront the risks presented by "sexually violent predators. (
  • The need to understand coercive treatment strategies used in community settings for handling those with severe mental disorders is pressing, as the consequences of the competing values between preserving individual autonomy and protecting vulnerable individuals are far more visible in a growing population of mentally ill people living in the community. (
  • Nothing in this Article related to admission, commitment, or treatment shall be deemed to mandate hospitals to grant or deny to any individuals privileges to practice in hospitals. (
  • To combat the effects of deinstitutionalization, states should ensure that first responders are properly trained for interacting with mentally ill individuals. (
  • As a result of deinstitutionalization, jails and prisons around the country are full of mentally ill individuals perpetually "reinstitutionalized" as the result of their lack of treatment. (
  • The longer individuals with mental health problems wait for treatment, the more likely it is that a mental health crisis will develop, and the individual will need more intensive treatment for a longer period of time-a situation in which both the mentally ill individual and the community ultimately lose. (
  • Many mentally ill individuals now live on the streets or are treated in jail. (
  • Though involuntary commitment has long been a practice of most societies, some individuals and groups have challenged it from a civil libertarian perspective, particularly in countries that are part of the Anglo-American judicial tradition. (
  • In many countries, there continue to be conflicting opinions and mechanisms regarding the appropriateness of treatment and/or punishment for mentally ill individuals who commit crimes. (
  • In many countries, there is an increase in the rate of court-ordered hospitalizations of mentally ill individuals who commit crimes. (
  • In all countries, there is a consensus that the law relates to mentally ill individuals who have schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. (
  • determines whether the individual should be referred to further proceedings regarding involuntarily detainment or commitment for mentally ill individuals. (
  • There seems to be no common ground, but increasingly there is one shared position: improving identification of mentally ill individuals while restricting their access to firearms. (
  • Lincoln County provided its jail staff with additional training following Thomas' death and is now part of a national program that aims to reduce the number of mental ill individuals in jails, county counsel Wayne Belmont said in a statement Tuesday. (
  • The measure follows a pair of high-profile subway-shove fatalities from December allegedly involving mentally ill individuals. (
  • As sociologist Andrew Scull noted, the federal plans for treating the mentally ill individuals in the community turned out to be "castles in the air, figments of their planners' imagination. (
  • The consequences of this failed experiment for mentally ill individuals, for their families, and for the public at large are legion. (
  • Since responsibility must be accompanied by resources, all federal Medicaid and Medicare funds currently going for services for mentally ill individuals should be block granted to the states with only one condition: The state must set up a system to measure the outcomes of its services for mentally ill individuals. (
  • But some forensic psychiatrists, whose jobs include the task of identifying potentially violent individuals, say that targeting the mentally ill isn't as simple as it sounds. (
  • Lumping the broad category of "mentally ill people" in with criminals and violent abusers can ensnare innocent and seemingly harmless individuals in an overly expansive dragnet. (
  • Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, Community Treatment Orders, and Assisted Outpatient Treatment: What's in the Data? (
  • The quandaries of enforced community treatment and unenforced outpatient commitment statutes. (
  • States must also strengthen the involuntary civil commitment and mandatory outpatient treatment laws without neglecting due process. (
  • Severely mentally ill prisoners in Pennsylvania state prisons will receive improved treatment and live in better conditions following the settlement of a civil rights lawsuit filed by the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRNPA) against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC). (
  • In this post, I will temporarily move away from my usual focus on personality disorders , family dynamics, and self-destructive behavior to talk about the abysmal treatment of the severely and persistently mentally ill (SPMI's - mostly people with schizophrenia) in the USA and it's deterioration since I trained in psychiatry in the late 1970s. (
  • a) A verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity is sufficiently probative of mental illness and dangerousness to justify commitment of the acquittee for the purposes of treatment and the protection of society. (
  • In contrast to persons appropriate for civil commitment under the [general involuntary civil commitment statute], sexually violent predators generally have anti social personality features which are unamenable to existing mental illness treatment modalities and those features render them likely to engage in sexually violent behavior. (
  • The legislature further finds that the prognosis for rehabilitating sexually violent predators in a prison setting is poor, the treatment needs of this population are very long term and the treatment modalities for this population are very different than the traditional treatment modalities for people appropriate for commitment under the [general involuntary civil commitment statute]. (
  • As a result, the Legislature found it necessary to establish "a civil commitment procedure for the long term care and treatment of the sexually violent predator. (
  • Mentally Ill Persons Who Commit Crimes: Punishment or Treatment? (
  • Outpatient Commitment: A Treatment Tool for the Mentally Ill? (
  • We need to re-examine our commitment laws and ensure that those who are severely ill and violent get treatment on a consistent and monitored basis. (
  • Orange-Osceola Chief Circuit Judge Belvin Perry warned in March as he and others blasted Florida's commitment to mental-health treatment. (
  • Florida has been repeatedly identified by experts as being among the worst in the country for the treatment of the mentally ill. (
  • A bipartisan proposal last December powerfully incentivizes states to reform their standards for committing severely mentally ill persons to hospitals or outpatient treatment, while also authorizing court-ordered therapy and medication. (
  • His court-appointed attorneys, who met with Weston for about 45 minutes in his room in D.C. General Hospital, would not comment on his mental health, but Weston's relatives in Illinois said they hoped his experience would call attention to the treatment of the mentally ill. (
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The estate of a mentally ill inmate in Oregon will receive $2.85 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the man died of dehydration and starvation after jail staff failed to get him medical treatment during a severe depressive episode. (
  • Built in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds was the first building in North America devoted solely to the treatment of the mentally ill. (
  • The state of treatment for mentally ill people in this country is scandalous, with states and insurance companies actively trying to simplify or offload their responsibilities under the law. (
  • MELOY: We do not have the kind of involuntarily commitment system that allows for the long term treatment of those who may pose a danger who are mentally ill but are not willing to go into kind of care. (
  • Mental health centers (MHCs) were conceptualized during deinstitutionalization to provide treatment to these newly-released mentally ill persons in their communities. (
  • Commitment of one for an indeterminate period to a treatment center as a sexually dangerous person prior to the decision in Commonwealth v. Bladsa, 362 Mass. 539 (1972), was not invalidated by the admission of hearsay evidence similar to the evidence erroneously admitted in such case. (
  • Subject: Class action suit which challenges the involuntary commitment pursuant to section 251 of the NY Family Court Act. (
  • On that basis, he demanded that he be released unconditionally or recommitted pursuant to the civil commitment procedures under the District of Columbia Code, including a jury trial and clear and convincing proof by the Government of his mental illness and dangerousness. (
  • CUNIS, J. This is an appeal from orders of involuntary civil commitment and the administration of antipsychotic medication pursuant to G.L. c. 123, §§ 7, 8, and 8B. (
  • We are not arguing that violent or seriously ill people should not be confined to mental hospitals-merely that to blame the whole problem on deinstitutionalization is to ignore the fact that the drugs that are supposed to be helping these young people may in fact be responsible for their violent outbreaks. (
  • This well-intentioned but poorly planned policy shift has had disastrous consequences for both the mentally ill and the communities ill-prepared to care for them, and likely played a significant role in subsequent increases in violent crime. (
  • The lack of necessary beds of last resort or any viable alternatives increases the risk of violent and fatal encounters between the severely mentally ill and law enforcement-and is associated with an overall increase in violent crime. (
  • In 1994, Kansas enacted the Sexually Violent Predator Act, which establishes procedures for the civil commitment of persons who, due to a "mental abnormality" or a "personality disorder," are likely to engage in "predatory acts of sexual violence. (
  • 12 This does not necessarily mean that a very high proportion of these former convicts are "reformed" in the sense that they have given up their underlying ideological commitment to violent manifestations of either the Republican or Unionist cause, c only that they are no longer engaged in the terrorism-related illegal behaviors that led to their initial criminal convictions. (
  • Weston's stunning rampage illustrates the difficulties in predicting violent behavior among the mentally ill: He exhibited the classic signs of paranoid schizophrenia, but he raised few of the classic red flags of potential dangerousness, the specialists said. (
  • A more basic problem with a strategy that targets mentally ill people is that the vast majority of them are not violent. (
  • In other words, by targeting and stigmatizing the mentally ill, especially in the absence of a coherent risk-identification strategy, the effect may be to discourage people who need help from seeking it, while also stripping away the rights of a huge group of people who will likely never commit a violent act. (
  • Crisis and Commitment staff who perform these duties are referred to as Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs) They are mental health professionals who are specially trained to conduct a holistic investigation of risk and to treat the person in need with dignity and respect during their time of Crisis. (
  • [4] The result is that police have become front line responders to the mentally ill in crisis. (
  • Miracle on Ice" hockey star Mark Pavelich will be civilly committed as a "mentally ill and dangerous" person, a judge ruled Wednesday in Minnesota. (
  • I am a family member of a mentally ill person. (
  • Police assisted with the commitment of a mentally ill person, 400 block of West El Pintado Road. (
  • Police assisted with the commitment of a mentally ill person, Cedarwood Loop and Cedarwood Way. (
  • It was not unreasonable for Congress to determine that these findings constitute an adequate basis for hospitalizing the acquittee as a dangerous and mentally ill person. (
  • You, too, may know her name because last Saturday she was the victim of a senseless act of violence by a mentally ill person now in custody. (
  • Of course not, but the fact is that, if Jeffrey Yao had possessed an AR-15, there would have been many more slaughtered by the person known by his neighbors and others to be seriously mentally ill. (
  • The case raised important issues regarding civil commitment by placing the burden of proof on the petitioner, that is the party seeking the involuntary commitment of a person. (
  • In these circumstances, the institution may lose its affirmative defense of contributory negligence even though the mentally disabled person caused her own injury. (
  • Melo was beloved as a person and for his commitment to Ft. Bragg. (
  • California lawmakers are proposing a " gun violence restraining order " that would allow families to petition a court to bar a mentally unstable person from possessing firearms. (
  • In a curious precursor to group homes and outpatient commitment, the 1700s and 1800s saw in England not only the creation of small private madhouses but one or two person commitments/confinements for the rich, with the referring physicians often having a financial stake in the facility. (
  • Stat. 51.20(11) is an unconstitutional violation of equal protection because it provides for a jury of six in chapter 51 trials, while a person whose commitment is sought under Wis. (
  • Homelessness and delusionally-driven dietary habits that occur when the person is willing to eat and able to obtain food, are not sufficient grounds for a basic needs commitment. (
  • M.J. is a person alleged to be mentally ill. (
  • Involuntary commitments are rare in Nevada - only 170 cases in 2012 - because most patients quickly stabilize on medication or a psychic break caused by heavy drug or alcohol abuse resolves itself when the person sobers up, he said. (
  • the procedures set out in c. 123 for initial observation and final commitment of a mentally ill person. (
  • Many but not all countries have mental health laws governing involuntary commitment. (
  • In most jurisdictions involuntary commitment is specifically directed at people claimed or found to be suffering from a mental illness which impairs their reasoning ability to such an extent that the laws state or courts find that decisions must or should be made for them under a legal framework. (
  • The "Ashley Hall" bill enables South Carolina to report who has been found by the courts to be mentally ill to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. (
  • But Norheim's caseload could increase under a proposal before the Nevada Legislature that would allow courts to retain control of mentally ill people without institutionalizing them. (
  • Advocates for the mentally ill, however, questioned whether the Department of Mental Health will have sufficient money and staff to aid patients living outside the hospitals. (
  • Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission. (
  • It is also possible for a patient to challenge the commitment through habeas corpus. (
  • not be required to employ a standard of proof that may completely undercut its efforts to further the legitimate interests of both the state and the patient that are served by civil commitments. (
  • In this June 25, 1945 photo, a doctor exposes a patient to malaria-carrying mosquitoes at Stateville Penitentiary in Crest Hill, Ill. A series of malaria studies at Stateville and two other prisons were designed to test antimalarial drugs that could have helped soldiers fighting in the Pacific during World War II. (
  • Admission or commitment and incompetency proceedings to have no effect on one another. (
  • c) To meet due process demands in commitment,proceedings, the standard of proof has to inform the factfinder that the proof must be greater than the "preponderance of the evidence" standard applicable to other categories of civil cases. (
  • At a commitment hearing under G. L. c. 123A, a transcript of the testimony at prior hearings or trials in the same line of proceedings which resulted in the commitment hearing may be admitted in evidence. (
  • After more than 150 years of housing mentally ill patients, Taunton State Hospital will close its doors, and its remaining patients will be sent to other facilities by the end of the year, state officials said yesterday. (
  • The closing will help pay for a new hospital for the mentally ill in Worcester, which is scheduled to open this summer and may house some of the 169 patients still in Taunton, state mental health officials said. (
  • But advocates for the mentally ill and officials from the nurses union decried the closing of the hospital. (
  • The suit claimed that prison officials routinely placed severely mentally ill prisoners who were judged incorrigible or unable to adjust to the general population in segregation. (
  • Directs court to establish a period of commitment for persons found not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect. (
  • Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants deprive persons labeled mentally ill of their liberty by emergency certifying persons without evidence that they are dangerous to themselves or others. (
  • Peder Piering, a clinical psychologist, testified for Milwaukee County , telling the jury that since 2001 he had evaluated [a]bout a thousand persons alleged to be proper subjects for involuntary commitment. (
  • 10 Further, there has been a sharp increase in the number of mentally ill persons coming to EDs between 1992 and 2000. (
  • Representative payees are trusted persons designated by a mentally ill individual that help that individual use funds wisely by being the payee of benefits. (
  • They both certainly had problems at some time in their lives, but the one size fits all system of commitment and mandatory medication did not fit their needs at all. (
  • This time, Thomas insisted he was not mentally ill and refused medication. (
  • AB287 would allow police to forcibly take mentally ill outpatients to medication and counseling appointments under court order. (
  • Because we agree that the evidence was insufficient, we vacate the orders of commitment and medication, and decline to address the ineffective assistance of counsel issue. (
  • Whether the individual is mentally ill and dangerous to either himself or others and is in need of confined therapy turns on the meaning of the facts which must be interpreted by expert psychiatrists and psychologists. (
  • Those familiar with the documented facts in the case, are convinced that the University of Minnesota and the psychiatrists who enrolled Markingson when he was mentally unstable-and who then refused to withdraw him despite his mother's frantic pleas-are culpable for the tragic results. (
  • His job is to judge, with the help of psychiatrists and psychologists, whether severely mentally ill men and women are such a danger to themselves or others that they must be held against their will. (
  • The commitment laws have become so tight that we cannot get our family members committed until they are suicidal/homicidal or unable to function. (
  • So I realized why it maters so much to the mass media that we know who did the shootings , Where he came from , how old he was , what he looks like , what his motive might have been in every sort of speculation possible , that he was a loner or an honor student, suicidal , mentally ill, on drugs, evil and everything else about him. (
  • We get the scraps that fall to the floor, if there are any," said Denise Camp, an outreach coordinator for On Our Own of Maryland who became an advocate for the mentally ill after a lifetime of struggling with depression and suicidal compulsions. (
  • The city is making a major push to sweep the streets of dangerous, mentally ill New Yorkers - and has even compiled a most-wanted list, The Post has learned. (
  • It is imperative that we understand how the mass deinstitutionalization of the severally mentally ill helped create the situation we now find ourselves in as a nation. (
  • After the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Virginia passed measures to lower the criteria for commitment . (
  • Information about my group, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, can be obtained through the Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services Board or through Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Richmond. (
  • Mentally Ill In Virginia: Treat At Home Or Outside? (
  • Civil commitment procedures and policies vary across the nation, Virginia holding one of the shortest procedures in emergency response to mental health crisis. (
  • It is further State policy that no individual shall be involuntarily committed to a 24-hour facility unless that individual is mentally ill or a substance abuser and dangerous to self or others. (
  • Attorneys for Western State Hospital, one of two large state mental institutions, will now seek to have Jackson involuntarily committed through a civil commitment petition. (
  • The 36-page settlement resolves DRNPA's lawsuit alleging that Pennsylvania's practice of segregating severely mentally ill prisoners in restricted housing violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. (
  • The "mentally ill and dangerous" designation means Pavelich will be subject to the most restrictive level of commitment in the state. (
  • This is a cold-hearted and dangerous decision that will have devastating consequences for the mentally ill in our state,'' said Karen Coughlin, a nurse at Taunton State and vice president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. (
  • He is then committed to a mental hospital and within 50 days thereafter is entitled to a judicial hearing to determine his eligibility for release, at which he has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that he is no longer mentally ill or dangerous. (
  • Addington v. Texas, 441 U. S. 418 , held that the government, in a civil commitment proceeding, must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the individual is mentally ill and dangerous. (
  • 3 The question is whether appellant was deprived of due process 4 of law because the jury did not determine, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he was mentally ill and consequently dangerous. (
  • In his 24-year career, he personally investigated and steered to civil commitment 100 mentally ill and dangerous sexual psychopaths. (
  • For example, in Florida where the commitment statutes are restrictive regarding civil commitments, statistics show that twenty percent of the justifiable homicides committed by police in the United States occurred in Florida with the mentally ill being four times more likely to be the victim. (
  • It was packed full of important newsworthy information to increase the general public's awareness of the plight of the mentally ill," said a NAMI Florida member. (
  • This is not the only lawsuit pending on this issue of inappropriate institutionalization of mentally ill community members in Mississippi. (
  • Disability Advocates, Inc. filed a Class Action lawsuit in Federal District Court attacking alleged widespread abuses in the commitment process at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston. (
  • A second examination was requested by Francis Hughes, the Duluth attorney appointed to represent Pavelich in the commitment process. (
  • JAMA Forum: Is Keeping Firearms Out of the Hands of Mentally Ill People the Answer to Gun Violence? (
  • House Democrats, for example, proposed on May 6 a major expansion of the number of mentally ill patients who would be barred from purchasing firearms. (
  • California already has strict laws governing firearms possession by the mentally ill. (
  • Minors - Mental health services, commitment: Chapter 71.34 RCW. (
  • Crisis and Commitment Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (
  • Does having mental symptoms in the past mean that one should have a lifetime of mental health commitment and forced medications? (
  • Further, states should more efficiently utilize their existing mental health commitment laws and infrastructure. (
  • In my opinion, having this tool available enhanced these patients' civil rights in that they were able to live in the community rather than being imprisoned, as so many of the severely mentally ill now find themselves. (
  • This situation is apparently the outcome of overcautiousness in the civilian process of involuntary commitment in response to increased awareness of patients' rights. (
  • By closing the Taunton facility, we are maintaining this administration's commitment to Community First. (
  • Shrink Rap: A Quick Guide to Identifying the Mentally Ill for Puposes of Preventing Gun Violence. (
  • Davison is president of Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Newport News-Hampton. (
  • At his subsequent 50-day hearing, the court found that he was mentally ill and constituted a danger to himself or others. (
  • Police say Wolff died protecting his girlfriend from Donnell Jackson, a mentally ill man who has been found too sick to face trial. (
  • a judge found Cho to be mentally ill, an imminent danger to himself and others. (
  • Know the rights and laws regarding the mentally ill in the state in which you reside. (
  • In a 2010 lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center , it is alleged that the state violated the Medicaid Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by illegally confining mentally ill children in institutions instead of ensuring that they can be treated at home. (
  • State v. Ammons, 251 Ill. App. (
  • M.J. appealed from a judgment of involuntary civil commitment arguing that the state did not prove by clear and convincing evidence that he was unable to provide for his basic needs. (
  • Watch Reason TV's short documentary on " The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns " for insight into how the irrational fear of mentally ill people has resulted in troubling policies and proposals in the past, ranging from suggestions of creating "a national database of the mentally ill" to the actual creation of state-level databases used to raid the homes of innocent, nonviolent gun owners. (
  • But doctors there released him after 52 days, on the condition that he leave Montana and continue his treatments at a clinic near his parents' home in Waterloo, Ill. (He still managed to get an Illinois gun permit earlier this year, although authorities believe the .38 Smith & Wesson he brought to the Capitol was stolen from his father, sources said. (
  • But, Gov. Nikki Haley's signature on the Ashley Hall bill would mean mental health adjudications and commitments will now be reported to federal authorities. (
  • All admissions and commitments shall be accomplished under conditions that protect the dignity and constitutional rights of the individual. (
  • Prisoners diagnosed as severely mentally ill must have an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) in place within 20 days that requires they "receive clinically appropriate mental health care that is consistent with their [plan] and all clinical contacts will be documented. (
  • The general population is concerned with public safety and often finds it difficult to accept the possibility that a mentally ill individual who commits a crime can be hospitalized and eventually discharged, sometimes after a relatively short time. (
  • There are certainly cases in which a mentally ill individual who commits a crime is sent to prison. (
  • If convicted, he could be held for a lifetime civil commitment -- all because of Martinson's initiative. (
  • [Note 1] The respondent, V.G., argues that evidence at the hearing was insufficient to support the order of commitment, along with an argument that counsel was ineffective for declining to object to hearsay evidence. (
  • In the case of the mentally ill, however, professionals know symptoms and when intervention is needed. (
  • 2. British Columbia Schizophrenia Society's Handbook for Spouses (online) - includes a section on the experience of being mentally ill, as well as tips for communicating with a mentally ill partner, handling common symptoms, and helping children cope. (