Patients with mental health should be granted more rights to treatment - The Guardian

Patients with mental health should be granted more rights to treatment - The Guardian

People with severe mental health problems should be given a set of new rights to ensure that they receive better care when they are detained for compulsory treatment, as a study by Theresa May has found.

The 50,000 or so people who come under the Mental Health Act each year should be able to explain how they want to be cared for and question the doctors' decisions, said independent independent study for one year under the direction of Prof. Sir Simon Wessely Ex-President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The review states that patients detained in a psychiatric ward need to significantly extend their rights, as the detention may be "traumatic" and "harmful".

While patients may feel comfortable, they should be able to formulate the form in which they wish to take their treatment, such as the medicines they wish to receive, in new advanced selection documents that would be required by law. Any doctor who decides to bypass the patient's needs must explain why he did so.

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