Patients challenge order to undergo electroconvulsive treatment

Man and woman to tell Victorian supreme court they were incorrectly declared too unwell to give consentLawyers for two mental health patients who were ordered to undergo compulsory electroconvulsive treatment are challenging the decision in the Victorian supreme court, saying they were incorrectly declared too unwell to give consent.The patients, a man known as PBU and a woman known as NJE, were both ordered to undergo the treatment by the mental health tribunal, which ruled that they were unable to give consent and that no other, less invasive medical treatment was available. Both have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, though PBU contests his diagnosis. Continue reading...

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