Family members' opinions about civil commitment

Bentson McFarland, L. R. Faulkner, Joseph Bloom, R. Hallaux, J. D. Bray

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As part of a survey of 260 Oregon family members with mentally ill relatives, respondents were asked about their experiences with civil commitment and their opinions about proposed modifications in the commitment statutes. Family members typically described their mentally ill relative as a schizophrenic man in his thirties who had had six psychiatric hospitalizations and was currently being treated with medications at a community mental health center. Three-fourths of the relatives had been committed. A majority (57 percent) of the respondents were in favor of mandatory outpatient treatment and medication after involuntary hospitalization but were not enthusiastic about out-patient commitment without hospitalization. Family members also wanted more education about mental illness, more information about the commitment process, and assignment of a professional to help in the commitment process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-540
Number of pages4
JournalHospital and Community Psychiatry
Volume41
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990

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McFarland, B., Faulkner, L. R., Bloom, J., Hallaux, R., & Bray, J. D. (1990). Family members' opinions about civil commitment. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 41(5), 537-540.

Family members' opinions about civil commitment. / McFarland, Bentson; Faulkner, L. R.; Bloom, Joseph; Hallaux, R.; Bray, J. D.

In: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Vol. 41, No. 5, 1990, p. 537-540.

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McFarland, B, Faulkner, LR, Bloom, J, Hallaux, R & Bray, JD 1990, 'Family members' opinions about civil commitment', Hospital and Community Psychiatry, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 537-540.
McFarland B, Faulkner LR, Bloom J, Hallaux R, Bray JD. Family members' opinions about civil commitment. Hospital and Community Psychiatry. 1990;41(5):537-540.
McFarland, Bentson ; Faulkner, L. R. ; Bloom, Joseph ; Hallaux, R. ; Bray, J. D. / Family members' opinions about civil commitment. In: Hospital and Community Psychiatry. 1990 ; Vol. 41, No. 5. pp. 537-540.
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