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Enjeux ethiques de la psychiatrie sous contrainte [Ethical issues in psychiatry under coercion].
Revue Médicale Suisse
1806, 1808-1806, 1811
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Psychiatry is now subject to two apparently contradictory movements. On the one hand, the need to respect the autonomy and rights of patients is reinforced and coercive measures are strictly defined and limited. On the other hand, security concerns in our society leads to prosecution of psychiatric disorders, especially when accompanied by behavioral problems or criminal acts. In these situations of compulsory treatment or care provided in prisons, a number of dilemmas emerge. The place of the healthcare professional in treatments ordered by the Justice and problems related to administrative detention are discussed in more detail.
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