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Occupy Everywhere Occupy Psychiatry

Occupy Everywhere Occupy Psychiatry
Tina Minkowitz - Sun Oct 09, 2011 @ 12:45PM
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People everywhere are taking back public space, calling for peaceful revolution and claiming economic and political democracy for all the people of the world.  This is what many of us have been waiting for.  It is also the meaning of human rights.  Human rights do not come from abstractions created by lawyers, they come from people struggling with manifest injustice.  Calling attention of the world to unjust, unnecessary suffering that often has a lot to do with inequality and exploitation.  

CHRUSP stands with the 99% of the world, and welcomes the opportunity to re-make our world, with face to face horizontal relationships, courage and solidarity in the face of bullying, taking care of everyone's needs without shame.  These values so well expressed in the people's assemblies and occupations are the same as those of our (peer, Mad, ex-mental patient, psychiatric abuse survivor) movement.  

Please join us and others on a Facebook event page Occupy Mental Health/Occupy Psychiatry https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=228200117234391 to discuss, plan, share information about how we can participate in this historic global movement for change and democracy.

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1. Claudine Lappin   |   Thu Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:02PM

Do I have the right to refuse treatment?

Yes. You must give your consent (permission) before you receive any type of medical treatment, from a simple blood test to deciding to donate your organs after your death. If you refuse a treatment, your decision must be respected.

Capacity to consent to treatment

To consent to or refuse treatment, you must have the capacity to make that decision. Capacity means the ability to use and understand information to make a decision.

Under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, all adults are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment unless there is significant evidence to suggest otherwise. See the consent to treatment Health A-Z topic for more information about capacity.

Voluntary and informed decisions

For consent to treatment or refusal of treatment to be valid, the decision must be voluntary and informed:

Voluntary: you must make your decision to consent to or refuse treatment alone, and your decision must not be due to pressure by healthcare professionals, friends or family.
Informed: you must be given full information about what the treatment involves, including the benefits and risks, whether there are reasonable alternative treatments, and what will happen if treatment doesn’t go ahead.
Refusing treatment

If you have enough capacity and make a voluntary and informed decision to refuse a treatment, your decision must be respected. This applies even if your decision would result in your death, or the death of your unborn child.

Advance decisions (sometimes known as living wills)

If you know that your capacity to consent may be affected in the future, you can arrange a legally binding advance decision. For example, this may be because you have a condition that means you’re likely to become unconscious.

An advance decision (sometimes known as an advance decision to refuse treatment, or ADRT, or a living will) is a decision you can make now to refuse a specific type of treatment at some time in the future.

An advance decision sets out:

the procedures and treatments you consent to
the procedures and treatments you don’t consent to
This means that the healthcare professionals treating you cannot perform specific procedures or treatments against your wishes.

See end of life care for more information about advance decisions.

Read the answers to more questions about NHS services and treatments.

Further information:

Does my child have the right to refuse treatment?
Can I choose where to receive treatment?
How do I get a second opinion?
What is the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)?
Health A-Z: consent to treatment
Health A-Z: organ donation
Carers Direct: advance decisions
End of life care: planning ahead
Last reviewed: 06/01/2011

2. Claudine   |   Thu Jun 21, 2012 @ 07:36AM

A summary of the Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry

in the Urania-Haus, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin - June/July, 2001
Contentions:

1. Mental illness is a legal-psychiatric fiction. If the term refers to brain diseases, then the patients' legal status and medical care ought to conform to the status and care of other patients with diseases of the central nervous system; and the specialists caring for them ought to be (be called) "neurologists."

2. Psychiatric practices rest on the twin pillars of civil commitment and the insanity defence. Neither intervention serves the best interests of the patient. Both interventions serve the interests of the patient's adversaries and/or of the family or society.

3. The fiction of mental illness inexorably generates its corollary, the fiction of psychiatric treatment. Combined with coercion (civil commitment), the concept of psychiatric treatment thus becomes a ready weapon, in the hands of the family or the state, for controlling, punishing, and destroying individuals unwanted by those in control of the psychiatric vocabulary, especially those in political authority. But for the fiction of treatment of illness, such conduct would be recognized as torture.

4. Article 18 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights guarantees the right to freedom of thought to everyone. This guarantee is not restricted to thoughts deemed by the state to be sane and not contingent on the person's having to prove he is not suffering from "mental illness." Psychiatry's basic principles and practices constitute a massive, ongoing violation of this Article of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

5. The role of psychiatrists as medical judges and executioners in Nazi Germany, and their role as medical judges, jailers, and torturers in the Soviet Union, Communist China, and so-called democratic countries illustrate the inexorable consequences of currently accepted psychiatric principles and practices.

Charge:

Psychiatry claims that there is a scientific basis for treating conduct, deemed abnormal by psychiatrists, as a medical illness; and to "diagnose" and "treat" persons so identified without their consent and against their express wishes. Accordingly, we charge psychiatry as a profession, and psychiatrists as persons and physicians, with the following outrages against humanity:

Psychiatry,

a) makes the psychiatric profession the final arbiter of normalcy, converting societal normative judgments into pseudo-medical ones that psychiatrists are uniquely qualified to impose;

b) creates the status condition called "mental illness" that can be ascribed for malevolent, negligent, or paternalistic reasons; moreover, since there are no physical markers to examine, the so-called "diagnosis" cannot be disproved by those accused; psychiatry thus creates a status of human subservience to those legitimized with identifying who is mentally ill;

c) dehumanizes and delegimizes individuals characterized as "mentally ill," by attributing to them non-responsibility for their illegal or immoral acts;

d) distorts the concept of individual responsibility, depriving some persons accused of crimes even of the protections of the criminal process, substituting for it an inquisitorial examination of their "mental health, " aimed at defining them as mentally ill;

e) supports the psychiatric incarceration of those found mentally irresponsible for crime, a disposition often harsher and longer than punishment for the acts the defendants are accused of having committed;

f) encourages preventive detention by casting a wide net of future dangerousness in the guise of mental health diagnosis, under the pretext that it is an effective method for preventing some persons from doing harm;

g) stigmatizes those identified as mentally ill, providing opportunity to those who would discredit their political views, deny them employment, or mistreat them in other ways;

h) forcibly imposes interventions, euphemized as "treatments," on those identified as mentally ill, despite their refusal to be treated, and encourages drugging persons not incarcerated in so called "out patient" status, to re-inforce the psychiatric view that their (mis)behavior is an illness and to make them more docile;

i) supports, through the diagnosis of mental illness, the legal mechanism of imposed guardianship, thus expropriating the property of some persons so diagnosed. As a direct result of these premises, psychiatrists initiated the extermination of "undesirables" in Germany in the 1930s. Psychiatric principles and practices helped the Soviet Union, and now help the Chinese Communist government, hide, as medical treatment, a system of incarcerating, torturing, and discrediting dissidents. The same psychiatric principles and practices have encouraged, and continue to encourage the deprivation of human rights in the United States and many other countries.

...

For these atrocities, past and ongoing, we demand that psychiatrists acknowledge their collective and individual responsibility and take immediate steps to end the profession's support of and participation in them.

24/2/2001 Thomas Szasz and George Alexander

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