ECT and the Human Rights Act 1998

Robert Robinson
2014 International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law  
In the current edition of the Mental Health Act Manual1, Richard Jones condemns the practice of detaining mentally incapacitated patients for the purpose of giving treatment which could lawfully be administered under common law. Jones draws particular attention to the 'sectioning' of compliant patients who require electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
doi:10.19164/ijmhcl.v0i9.322 fatcat:u2lqvmq3dfhfth3cgcepiomz5y