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Psychiatry, can we do without confinement?


DECRYPTION - Care without consent is not decreasing in France, with the risk that some trauma patients cut themselves off from the medical world.

Since 2004, consent to care has been enshrined in French law.

No medical act or treatment can therefore be performed without the person's free and informed consent.

There is, however, an exception: psychiatry.

In this specialty, it is still possible to resort to care without consent, isolation and restraint.

“It is a question of responding to situations where people are unable to consent to care due to an altered awareness of their disorders or of the needs for care, while their mental state requires immediate care accompanied by monitoring. medical,”

explains Dr. David Masson, head of the psychosocial rehabilitation department at the Nancy Psychotherapeutic Center.

Even if

“these practices are very framed and must be used as a last resort”,

for him, one of the current challenges of psychiatry is to prevent and avoid, as far as possible, this last resort.

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Source: lefigaro

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