Study of Psychiatrists� knowledge, attitude, and practice toward compulsory admission of psychiatric patients and its related laws in Iran in 2006

Valipour, M and Zarghami, M and Masoudzadeh, A and Khalilian, A.R and Tirgari, A.H and Mosavi, S.T (2007) Study of Psychiatrists� knowledge, attitude, and practice toward compulsory admission of psychiatric patients and its related laws in Iran in 2006. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 17 (61). pp. 148-160.

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the Iranian psychiatrist's knowledge, attitude and practice about compulsory admission and its related laws. Materials and Methods: The target group of this descriptive prospective study was the entire Iranian psychiatrists whose addresses were available in Iranian psychiatry association. Assessment was performed through a self-report questionnaire, which contained 52 evaluating questions. Questionnaires were mailed to psychiatrists and assessed after they returned the answers. Results: We obtained responses from 116 psychiatrists. Twelve and a half percent of them had been complained against due to compulsory admission. More than 50 of them had studied literature crowing psychiatric health laws, and 12.1 of them had a poor knowledge reyording this literature. About 70 of them believed that the present law is not befitting with current needs. Majority of them reported that they hospitalize their patients involuntarily and they prefer their opinion on compulsory admission rather than other resources in most situations. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the present law about compulsory admission of psychiatric patients is deficient and not befitting with current needs. Furthermore, lack of education in this view is obvious and prominent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compulsory admission, Involuntary admission, Psychiatric patients, Law
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:49
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 17:49
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3242

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