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You have the right not to have a hearing: an evaluation of the impact of fully advising civilly committed patients on their r...

[You have the right not to have a hearing: an evaluation of the impact of fully advising civilly committed patients on their rights.]
International journal of law and psychiatry. 
28
(4): 
2005 Jul-Aug
334-341; 
2005. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
There have long been calls for the reduction of coercion in treating civilly committed psychiatric patients. The present study assessed whether a minor procedural change intended to reduce the adversarial nature of the treatment process would have a positive impact. Results suggested that the change in procedure had a positive effect for the most direct outcome variables but results were more mixed for the indirect outcome variables. Nonetheless, overall indications were that the change of procedure affected patient outcome.
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Record TypeJournal Article
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DOI10.1016/j.ijlp.2004.09.005
ISSN0160-2527