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Right to Refuse Treatment 

Right to Refuse Treatment
Right to Refuse Treatment

Rebecca Lewis

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date: 31 July 2021

Chapter 9 describes cases related to one of the most important autonomy issues involved in the involuntary hospitalization of individuals with mental illness - the right to refuse treatment. These cases highlight the different judicial opinions about how to manage patients who refuse treatment as exemplified by the contrast between a treatment-driven approach in Rennie v. Klein, to a right-driven approach in Rogers v. Commissioner. Other cases included in this chapter are Application of Presidents and Directors of Georgetown, Superintendent of Belchertown State School v. Saikowitz and In the Matter of the Guardianship of Richard Roe III.

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