• Sterilization
  • Sterilization of individuals deemed mentally ill still required consent. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Towards the end of Alberta's sterilization program, Aboriginal people and Métis made up 25% of the sterilizations performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Furthermore, those of Aboriginal ancestry were disproportionately assigned the "mentally deficient" rating, which denied them their legal rights and made them eligible for sterilization without consent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Compulsory sterilization, also known as forced or coerced sterilization, programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical or other sterilization. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other bases for compulsory sterilization have included general population growth management, sex discrimination, "sex-normalizing" surgeries of intersex persons, limiting the spread of HIV, and reducing the population of ethnic groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some countries require transgender people to undergo sterilization before gaining legal recognition of their gender, a practice that Juan E. Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment cites as a violation of the Yogyakarta Principles. (wikipedia.org)
  • physical
  • They can get treatment, early intervention for physical and mental disabilities and live longer, healthier lives. (deseretnews.com)
  • One third of physical therapists work in hospitals and one quarter are employed in physical therapy offices. (una.edu)
  • The World Health Organization emphasized the importance of mental health by including it in their definition of health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Twelve-step groups symbolically represent human structure in three dimensions: physical, mental, and spiritual. (wikipedia.org)
  • This touched me as nothing else had because I can think of nobody more powerless than a child, perhaps, with a mental or a physical disability, locked away from their family. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its general aim was a more cost-effective way of helping people with mental health problems and physical disabilities, by removing them from impersonal, often Victorian, institutions, and caring for them in their own homes. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 28 May 2007, a group of 250 NGOs forming the National Campaign for Legal, Safe and Free Abortion presented a draft legislative bill to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies that would provide unrestricted access to abortion on demand up to the 12th week of pregnancy, and allow women to abort after that time in cases of rape, grave fetal malformations and mental or physical risk to the woman. (wikipedia.org)
  • Americans
  • We honestly don't know how many [Black Americans] were victims, we're still subpoenaing records, talking to people, and sharing with others as the data comes in," says Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau director and senior vice president for Advocacy and Policy. (newpittsburghcourieronline.com)
  • In separate letters to Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., they warned of terrible things: Greater risk of wildfires, fewer OSHA inspections and a risk of more workplace deaths, 125,000 people risking homelessness with cuts to shelters and housing vouchers, neglect for mentally ill and homeless Americans who would lose services, Native Americans getting turned away from hospitals, cuts to schools on reservations and prison lockdowns. (go.com)
  • disorders
  • The simple heel prick test uses blood samples taken within the first week of life and again after two weeks to identify the potential for some of the better-known rare but debilitating disorders, including cystic fibrosis, congenital hypothyroidism, phenylketonuria - or PKU, sickle cell anemia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and galactosemia. (deseretnews.com)
  • The Philippine Mental Health Association, or PMHA, is "a private, non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • The subjective experience of powerlessness over one's emotions can generate multiple kinds of behavioral disorders, or it can be a cause of mental suffering with no consistent behavioral manifestation (such as affective disorders). (wikipedia.org)
  • The term "philosophical intoxication", for instance, was widely applied to the mental disorders diagnosed when people disagreed with the country's Communist leaders and, by referring to the writings of the Founding Fathers of Marxism-Leninism-Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Vladimir Lenin-made them the target of criticism. (wikipedia.org)
  • They preferred to study particular mental disorders taken by themselves rather than their mixed types, because they thought that it would contribute to the study of acknowledged diseases, discovery of new mental disorders, and development of psychiatric classification. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hospital
  • The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), originally named Insular Psychopathic Hospital, was established in 1925 under the Public Works Act 3258. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the time, the City Sanitarium and San Lazaro Hospital are the only primary institutions that cater to the needs of the mentally ill. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even if they relapse - nearly 40 percent of hospital admissions for substance abuse are people who have gone through treatment at least once - they can still turn their lives around with proper support and post-recovery supervision. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • South Korea has state-funded mental health services, the majority of which are inpatient hospital facilities, but they are largely underfunded and underutilized. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recently, the basis of mental healthcare in South Korea has shifted from long-term hospital stays to community-based healthcare, but the length of admission of those staying in mental hospitals is on an upward trend. (wikipedia.org)
  • AH vs West London Mental Health Trust was a landmark case in England, which established a legal precedent in 2011 when Albert Laszlo Haines (AH), a patient in Broadmoor Hospital, a high security psychiatric hospital, was able to exercise a right to a fully open and public mental health review tribunal to hear his appeal for release. (wikipedia.org)
  • Broadmoor Hospital, run by West London Mental Health NHS Trust since 2001, had fought the decision. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, Broadmoor Hospital staff were urged to find a way to better engage with Haines, even if that meant starting treatment on his own terms, and to put a clear pathway in place so that Haines could see an acceptable way to progress to lower security facilities and eventual release. (wikipedia.org)
  • She said she had paid cabs several times to take Karen Lee to hospital after hospital for end of life care, but the hospitals continued to release her. (intentblog.com)
  • I offered to go with a friend and take Karen Lee to a hospital and do what I could to get her end of life care. (intentblog.com)
  • Shortly after this the brutality and poor care being meted out in Ely, a long stay hospital for the mentally handicapped in Cardiff, was exposed by a nurse writing to the News of the World. (wikipedia.org)
  • Following the situation at Ely Hospital a series of scandals in mental hospitals hit the headlines. (wikipedia.org)
  • In one of the most egregious cases in the book, more than 90 children as young as 6 were given large twice-daily doses of LSD -- some for a year or more -- as an experimental treatment for schizophrenia and autism at Creedmoor State Hospital in the New York City borough of Queens in the 1960s. (reformer.com)
  • When the tests set out by the Rules are satisfied, the accused may be adjudged "not guilty by reason of insanity" or "guilty but insane" and the sentence may be a mandatory or discretionary (but usually indeterminate) period of treatment in a secure hospital facility, or otherwise at the discretion of the court (depending on the country and the offence charged) instead of a punitive disposal. (wikipedia.org)
  • care
  • Individuals who previously would have been in mental institutions are no longer continuously supervised by health care workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • At that time, there was a national reform movement to revolutionize care of the mentally ill. (timberlawn.com)
  • The cost of in-patient care ranges from a few thousand dollars a month for a basic, no-frills inner-city residential program, to $20,000 a month or more for a Cadillac private treatment center like the Betty Ford Clinic. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Given that the problem of addiction is unlikely to go away despite medical advances in treatment and increased access to care, how can public health officials and elected leaders reduce the toll it exacts on families and neighborhoods, or at least mitigate its effects? (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Because over the past several years I have been involved in the end of life care for three homeless friends. (intentblog.com)
  • My thanks again to all of those people who provided end of life care to Karen Lee and to all givers of end of life care everywhere. (intentblog.com)
  • Nova Scotia, in 1908, was home of the first "eugenics movement" in the country when the League for the Care and Protection of Feebleminded Persons was established in the province. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hurley said with the McReynolds bill, the TYC can now refer kids with mental health diagnoses to care providers in their communities. (blogspot.com)
  • Care in the Community (also called "Community Care" or "Domiciled Care") is the British policy of deinstitutionalization, treating and caring for physically and mentally disabled people in their homes rather than in an institution. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1980s there was increasing criticism and concern about the quality of long term care for dependent people. (wikipedia.org)
  • There was also concern about the experiences of people leaving long term institutional care and being left to fend for themselves in the community. (wikipedia.org)
  • It suggested that: Policy should aim at making adequate provision wherever possible for the care and treatment of old people in their own homes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The development of domiciliary services will be a genuine economy measure and also a humanitarian measure enabling people to lead the life they much prefer Three key objectives of Community Care policy: The overriding objective was to cap public expenditure on independent sector residential and nursing home care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Much of the continuing care of elderly and disabled people was provided by the NHS. (wikipedia.org)
  • Case management is the coordination of community-based services by a professional or team to provide people the quality mental health care that is customized accordingly to an individual's setbacks or persistent challenges and aid them to their recovery. (wikipedia.org)
  • The case management model developed in the USA was a response to the closure of large psychiatric hospitals (known as deinstitutionalisation) and initially for provision of services which enhances the quality of life without the need for direct patient care or contact. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical or therapeutic case management then developed as the need for the mental health professional to establish a therapeutic relationship and be actively involved in clinical care, often in this only the personal and interpersonal resources are utilized. (wikipedia.org)
  • The earliest beginnings of Mennonite interest in the care of the mentally ill are hidden in obscurity. (gameo.org)
  • According to the "Commentary" to the post-Soviet Russian Federation Law on Psychiatric Care, individuals forced to undergo treatment in Soviet psychiatric medical institutions were entitled to rehabilitation in accordance with the established procedure and could claim compensation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The standard for the way care was provided for the disabled was forever changed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those people would either be denied access to care or lose care they now have. (dailypress.com)
  • orphanages
  • The charity states that they are not trying to take the livelihood of the people working in orphanages away, but to show them how they can make this work for the children and for themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • His story is one of many told in a new book, "Against Their Will," the result of five years of gathering data from medical and university libraries and archives, medical journals and records from many of the now-shuttered state hospitals and orphanages where experiments were conducted. (reformer.com)
  • discrimination
  • His seminal paper on "The Right To Treatment" appeared in 1960 in the American Bar Association Journal, marking the first published use of the term sanism to describe a form of discrimination against the mentally ill. (wikipedia.org)
  • South Korean law prohibits workplace discrimination based on mental health conditions, but discrimination persists due to the lack of enforcement of such legislation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The report recommends a range of guiding principles for medical treatment, including ensuring patient autonomy in decision-making, ensuring non-discrimination, accountability and access to remedies. (wikipedia.org)
  • sought
  • Some 1,500 young Mennonite conscientious objectors in the United States who were drafted into the Civilian Public Service program sought service in mental hospitals in order to relieve the critical shortage of attendants in these institutions. (gameo.org)
  • Individuals
  • Occupational therapists utilize activities with specific goals to enhance the quality of life and increase the independence of individuals who have a mentally, emotionally, or physically disabling condition. (una.edu)
  • So she started with a small group of disabled individuals and taught them simple skills that they could use to work a job, and that grew larger and changed over the years. (wikipedia.org)
  • It eventually became a functional and beautiful community where disabled individuals could come and take up a residency, learn a skill and make a living, and learn how to live independently if possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • The potential effect: "Reduce outreach services to 100 homeless individuals with mental health conditions in local shelters. (dailypress.com)
  • Competency issues may arise with mentally ill individuals or those who have diminished mental capacity due to retardation or other problems. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • community
  • This period marked the growth in community support funds and community development, including early group homes, the first community mental health apartment programs, drop-in and transitional employment, and sheltered workshops in the community which predated community forms of supportive housing and supported living. (wikipedia.org)
  • A prevailing argument claimed that community services would be cheaper and that new psychiatric medications made it more feasible to release people into the community. (wikipedia.org)
  • They believe that Matthew, who is off his medication, belongs in intensive treatment for his own safety and that of the community. (ocweekly.com)
  • Prior to the bill "the treatment youth received out in the community was sporadic," TYC spokesman Jim Hurley said. (blogspot.com)
  • While the Tyler case did occur after McReynolds' bill took effect, IMO that's not an indictment of his approach: It takes time to build up treatment capacity, which isn't necessarily available in every community. (blogspot.com)
  • A more active form of case management is present in assertive community treatment (or Intensive Case Management), this provides a holistic and integrated approach in psychiatric case management with coordinated services that promote increased wellness for the management's (homes or agencies) population. (wikipedia.org)
  • An almshouse (also known as a poorhouse) is charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. (wikipedia.org)
  • That said, the mental health community is prepared to fight. (dailypress.com)
  • The mental health community depends on several sources of state funding outside of its own budget. (dailypress.com)
  • Community mental health agencies prepared their own cost-cutting proposals for Warner to consider without knowing what will happen to those other sources. (dailypress.com)
  • Teams of specialists who meet regularly with mentally ill people in the community would see three positions frozen: a nurse, a master's degree-level clinician and a case manager. (dailypress.com)
  • deinstitutionalisation
  • Financial imperatives (in the US specifically, to shift costs from state to federal budgets) According to American psychiatrist Loren Mosher, most deinstitutionalisation in the USA took place after 1972, as a result of the availability of SSI and Social Security Disability, long after the antipsychotic drugs were used universally in state hospitals. (wikipedia.org)
  • substance
  • Over the last five years the number of people being treated for substance abuse problems in Baltimore has increased significantly. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Jim Voytilla of the Ramsey County, Minnesota, Human Services Department created EA groups for intellectually disabled substance abusers in 1979. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since then, four articles have narrowly defined EA as a program specifically for mentally retarded or intellectually disabled substance abusers. (wikipedia.org)
  • eugenics
  • Ethical guideposts from the Hippocratic oath to the Nuremberg code were also trumped by misguided patriotism, veneration of doctors, eugenics ideologies and the financial and career benefits for people and places that conducted and published such large clinical studies, Newman said. (reformer.com)
  • psychiatry
  • During the leadership of General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, psychiatry was used to disable and remove from society political opponents ("dissidents") who openly expressed beliefs that contradicted the official dogma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Psychiatric confinement of sane people is uniformly considered a particularly pernicious form of repression and Soviet punitive psychiatry was one of the key weapons of both illegal and legal repression. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • What is needed is a comprehensive approach to prevention and treatment that also includes early identification of symptoms and rapid intervention, followed by long-term recovery services to keep people from relapsing. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Discussed prostate cancer symptoms, detection, and treatment options. (medexplorer.com)
  • children
  • According to Lumos more than 80 years of research has shown that, despite the best intentions of many people who support and work in them, institutions harm the health and development of children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Life outcomes for institutionalised children are often poor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intersex persons, who "are often subjected to cosmetic and other non-medically indicated surgeries performed on their reproductive organs, without their informed consent or that of their parents, and without taking into consideration the views of the children involved", often as a "sex-normalizing" treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The theory was that people considered irreparably inferior - such as disabled people, people of color, poor women who already had children, and some convicts - should be barred from having children for the good of society. (newpittsburghcourieronline.com)
  • Petitions from parents of disabled children to the Hitler's Chancellery (KDF) asked for their children to be given "mercy killing" were used as a justifiable excuse and to demonstrate external demand. (wikipedia.org)
  • concern
  • But as Mennonite communities stabilized and the interest in missions and education increased and the conference organization and program of service became more effective, there emerged an increasing concern for the mentally ill. (gameo.org)
  • institutions
  • In the United States, class action lawsuits and the scrutiny of institutions through disability activism and antipsychiatry helped expose poor conditions and treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sociologists and others argued that such institutions maintained or created dependency, passivity, exclusion, and disability, which caused people to remain institutionalised. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mental health facilities and institutions are maintained in the Philippines by both private and public groups but access to them remains uneven throughout the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Demonstrating his value to society after his release, Donaldson worked for a year as a night auditor for a hotel, and began writing a book on conditions in mental institutions, entitled Insanity Inside Out. (wikipedia.org)
  • My letter is a tribute to all of the people and institutions involved in assuring that Karen Lee, an unsheltered homeless person, died free of pain and indoors. (intentblog.com)
  • It was 1954 and at 14, he had already spent nearly half his life in a succession of Massachusetts institutions that unflinchingly labeled kids like him "morons. (reformer.com)
  • This plan, now realized, envisioned the establishment of three small mental institutions strategically located in the east, the west, and in the central area. (gameo.org)
  • To many, the simple solution to dealing with the disabled was to send them to institutions for their lives, this was not an option for Szekeres. (wikipedia.org)
  • As Szekeres began to visit the horrible institutions for the disabled, she saw an urgent need for change, and she engaged in it. (wikipedia.org)
  • refuse
  • If an individual understands the information presented regarding treatment, she or he is competent to consent to or refuse treatment. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Numerous courts have ruled that a mental patient may have the right to refuse antipsychotic drugs, which can produce disturbing side effects.If a patient is incompetent, technically only a legally appointed guardian can make treatment decisions. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • procedure
  • For example, a person has consented to a vaccination if she stands in line with others who are receiving vaccinations, observes the procedure, and then presents her arm to a healthcare provider. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • schizophrenia
  • Though Birnbaum found success arguing for Donaldson, he was unsuccessful arguing the case of Edward Stephens, a man with schizophrenia who was detained in prison for more than 30 years without treatment, though Stephens was later released. (wikipedia.org)
  • Schizophrenia has long been the loosely defined term for the most severe type of mental disability without clear, anatomically-demonstrable brain pathology. (psychrights.org)
  • case
  • The 1937 amendment to the act allowed for sterilizations to be carried out without consent in the case of those deemed mentally defective. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yesterday I neglected to offer a bloggerly "Howdy" to our friends over at the just-launched Texas Tribune , but this morning Emily Ramshaw forces the new site onto our radar screen with coverage of TYC's policies regarding mental health discharge , focusing on a recent case in Tyler where a mentally ill youth killed a schoolteacher at John Tyler High School. (blogspot.com)
  • The process involved can be cyclical because of its client-centered nature.According to the American Association on Mental Retardation (1994) "Case Management (service coordination) is an ongoing process that consists of the assessment of wants and needs, planning, locating and securing supports and services, monitoring and follow-along. (wikipedia.org)
  • Case management in mental health (reprint ed. (wikipedia.org)
  • In March 2012 the supreme court has ruled that abortion in case of rape or threat to women's life is legal and that an affidavit of being raped is enough to allow a legal abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • It also ruled that provincial governments should write protocols for the request and treatment of legal abortions in case of rape or life threat To date though, no formal legislative debate about abortion has been conducted in Argentina. (wikipedia.org)
  • The rules so formulated as M'Naghten's Case 1843 10 C & F 200 have been a standard test for criminal liability in relation to mentally disordered defendants in common law jurisdictions ever since, with some minor adjustments. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this particular case, the parents submitted a request that their severely disabled child be granted a "mercy killing", the application being received at an unverifiable time before the middle of 1939 at the Office of the Führer (KDF), also known as Hitler's Chancellery. (wikipedia.org)
  • state
  • It was through his pro bono work that he first advocated for better treatment for the mentally ill, winning several legal victories for their civil rights, and for improved Medicaid benefits in state hospitals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dressed in the blue anorak he always wears, whether meeting homeless people or heads of state, he speaks steadily, using his long El Greco hands to illustrate his words. (1843magazine.com)
  • TYC officials say state law requires them to discharge juveniles who are mentally ill or profoundly disabled if they've completed their minimum sentence and aren't benefiting from rehabilitation programs. (blogspot.com)
  • WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Victims who were sterilized in North Carolina between 1929 and 1974 - approximately 7,600 people - have until the end of June to file a claim with the state, according to government officials. (newpittsburghcourieronline.com)
  • The state chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has scheduled a press conference today to discuss the potential fallout of the cuts, along with Del. (dailypress.com)
  • In the Hampton-Newport News area, a 15 percent cut would hit 873 people who are mentally ill, mentally retarded or addicted to drugs, according to cost-cutting plans filed with the state. (dailypress.com)
  • institution
  • Subsidy for treatments is given to 87% of the inpatients which belong to classes C and D. The institution received its ISO 9001:2008 certification on December 2, 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United States and Canada the pioneering years reveal little interest in an institution for the mentally ill. (gameo.org)
  • It urged the Board of Christian Service "to co-operate with the MCC" in establishing a mental institution and to proceed independently if the MCC failed to act. (gameo.org)
  • consent
  • Minors, because of their legal dependency on adults, were almost always assigned as "mental defectives", thus bypassing the parental consent requirement. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, if unforeseen serious or life-threatening circumstances develop during surgery for which consent has been given, consent is inferred to allow doctors to take immediate further action to prevent serious injury or death. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • instead a parent or guardian must consent to medical treatment. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • medical
  • By the 1980s, Timberlawn Behavioral Health System had become an established national center for treatment, research and medical education. (timberlawn.com)
  • A report last week that the University of Maryland Medical Center is one of 10 hospitals across the country this year that will begin offering new residency programs in addiction medicine is welcome news for Baltimore, which for decades has suffered from epidemic levels of drug and alcohol abuse and a violent drug trade that claims hundreds of lives every year. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The legal interests of persons who submit to medical treatment. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • public
  • Families are often notified that their child might have a treatable, life-impacting genetic disorder within 72 hours of positive results discovered at the Utah Public Health Laboratory in Taylorsville. (deseretnews.com)
  • Haines's request for his mental health tribunal to be fully open to the public was first made in 2009 but was turned down twice by the First-tier Tribunal. (wikipedia.org)
  • A spokesperson for West London NHS stated they were pleased the hearing was over due to the burden it being public put on the hospital's resources, that they thought the verdict agreed that Broadmoor was the best treatment environment presently, but that they would continue to seek ways to engage Haines in treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • consequences
  • It means that doctors do not have the right to touch or treat a patient without that patient's approval because the patient is the one who must live with the consequences and deal with any dis-comfort caused by treatment. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • healthcare
  • Western medicine was first introduced to South Korea by missionary doctors, and led to the transition of mental healthcare from shamanistic healers and traditional Korean medicine to mental hospitals sponsored by the Japanese government, which was occupying Korea, by 1910. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2005, the Korean government did not officially allot any funds towards mental healthcare in the national budget. (wikipedia.org)