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dc.contributor.authorDawson, John
dc.contributor.authorRomans, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Anita
dc.contributor.authorRatter, Nikki
dc.identifier.citationDawson, J., Romans, S., Gibbs, A., & Ratter, N. (2003). Ambivalence about community treatment orders. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 26(3), 243–255. doi:10.1016/S0160-2527(03)00035-9en
dc.description.abstractThe trend to endorse the use of outpatient commitment, or community treatment orders (CommTOs) (the terms are equivalent), seems to be gathering momentum. There is now some empirical evidence and a significant body of clinical opinion to suggest that CommTOs can affect clinical outcomes when properly established, resourced, and sustained. Their range has been extending in North America to cover New York and Ontario, for instance. Their introduction is actively under consideration in England and Wales (Department of Health, 2000). They are used extensively in Australia and New Zealand (Dawson, 1991; Dawson & Romans, 2001; Power, 1999; Vaughan, McConaghy, Wolf, Myhr, & Black, 2000). It seems CommTOs are now politically acceptable in many places.The general question we wish to pose about CommTOs is why, despite this gathering momentum, there remains such widespread ambivalence about their use. In addition, what are the reasons for this ambivalence? Does it flow only from the inadequate and conflicting nature of the evidence concerning their efficacy, or is the problem more fundamental and less easily resolved?en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatryen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectcommunity treatment ordersen_NZ
dc.subjectout patient commitmenten_NZ
dc.titleAmbivalence about community treatment ordersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender & Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright © 2003 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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