Margaret Nichol
Mental Health Services
Mental healthInvoluntary commitmentLegislationQuality of life (healthcare)Service userProcess (engineering)AddictionMedical emergencyAutonomyMedicine
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#1Adam Kavanagh (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer Donnelly (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
Last. John Creedon (CMHS: Mental Health Services)
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In the Irish mental healthcare system, voluntarily admitted service users can request to leave hospital at any time. Following engagement with treating clinicians, service users remain as voluntary inpatients, are discharged, discharge themselves against medical advice, or are detained under legislation for the purposes of assessment. While detention conflicts with the principle of autonomy and a human rights-based approach, premature discharge is often associated with negative outcomes includin...