A young woman who has not eaten for a week and who has a long history of anorexia nervosa, psychiatric illness and depression is to be detained in hospital and tube fed as a result of High Court orders.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
The HSE has been criticised for admitting 21 children to an adult acute psychiatric unit where more than half the staff did not have up-to-date training in Children First, the national guidance for safeguarding children.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
The campaign, which aims to try to prevent future tragedies, may be dashed as a government-appointed expert group advise against a change in the law in relation to family involvement and the doctor-patient relationship, writes
Tue, 15 Sep, 2015
I WAS interested to read the letter by Fiona Crowley, of Amnesty International Ireland (Irish Examiner letters, January 3), in which she outlined the organisation’s position on the use of forced psychiatric interventions involving electroconvulsive ‘therapy’ (ECT).
Tue, 09 Jan, 2007
Patients in Turkish psychiatric hospitals are held down and given electric shock treatment without anaesthesia, a Washington-based human rights group has said, calling the practice a form of torture and urging the European Union to demand an end to it.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2005