Securing Human Rights in the Psychiatric Field by Utilizing Advance Directives
Psychiatry as a medical (and natural scientific) discipline cannot do justice to the expectation of solving mental problems that are largely of a social nature. Its diagnostic methods obstruct the view of the real problems of individuals in society. Its propensity and practice to use force constitutes a threat against the human right to bodily integrity. People with physical medical diagnoses have the right to say no; the same right is denied to people with psychiatric diagnoses. So they need to protect themselves by special means.
Lehmann, P. (2015). 'Securing Human Rights in the Psychiatric Field by Utilizing Advance Directives', The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 15 (1), pp. 1-10.