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dc.contributor.authorDawson, John
dc.identifier.citation2006, ‘Dilemmas for clinicians in use of Community Treatment Orders’, R Mullen, J Dawson, A Gibbs, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 29, 535-550 (Canada).en_NZ
dc.description.abstractClinicians who treat patients using Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) face many potential dilemmas in their relations with involuntary outpatients and the exercise of their powers. We compare the dilemmas identified in the literature with those reported by responsible clinicians in New Zealand (NZ). These clinicians experienced a number of well-known dilemmas, such as determining the right moment for a person's discharge from a CTO, but they seemed less troubled by some other difficulties than might be expected, usually because they considered involuntary outpatient treatment the best option for the patient or the best way to manage the risks involved. Further dilemmas were identified by the NZ clinicians that have not been widely discussed, concerning the proper scope of clinical authority over patients under CTOs and the decision to revoke involuntary outpatient status. In conclusion, some suggestions are made as to how clinicians might best manage the dilemmas involved.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatryen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunity Treatment Ordersen_NZ
dc.subjectMental Health Careen_NZ
dc.titleDilemmas for Clinicians in Use of Community Treatment Ordersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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