Diversity & Equality in Health and Care Open Access

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Jennifer L. Robertson

School of Social Work, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States

  • Review Article   
    The Law and Patient Beneficence: Provider Competency on Involuntary Hospitalization, a Systematic Review
    Author(s): Jennifer L. Robertson* and Candice C. Beasley

    The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate competencies of healthcare providers in addressing psychiatric emergencies that may result in involuntary hospitalization. Specifically, this review explores if healthcare providers are competently prepared for involuntary hospitalization. Federal and state laws must be followed if a provider is to be competent in addressing a psychiatric emergency. According to federal law HR 4302, District of Columbia Mental Health Civil Commitment Modernization Act of 2004, the involuntary care of a person is defined as one “who is an imminent risk to themselves or others or is gravely disabled due to mental illness.” In accordance with federal law, all states have the ability to write and maintain their own statutes specific to involuntary hospitalization. It is notably difficult to address and evaluate competency across the nation with .. View More»

    DOI: 10.36648/2049-5471.21.2.12

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