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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have friends and family who were incarcerated in mental institutions, so don't tell me it's all sunshine and rainbows. When I say "restraint" I usually mean being left without food or water in a cold padded room in a straightjacket for 23 hours per day. So are you jerking my chain or are you honestly claiming patients rights are actually protected?

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[–] CleatusMaximus [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I dont know your specefic situation, but ive never worked in a state run "sanitarium" type facility. I currently have 30 pts at the moment, and mind you this is a voluntary place, people are not incarcerated here. Where im at you need a MD sign off, A psychiatrist or psychologist sign off and the nurse manager to involve any type of restraint. With the advent of new medications its really changed the scene of mental illness care. Im sorry to hear about your situation, that's fucking disgusting. And there are good days and bad days, im not making it out to be disney land, but everyone gets food, its warm, everyone has beds etc.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Have you ever worked at a place involuntary stays are permitted?

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[–] vonHugenbuben 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Resident rights are absolutely protected. I know this is @CleatusMaximus 's AMA but I also work in long term care. The states I have lived in have an ombudsman who comes out and meets with residents regularly to make sure their rights are not being violated. I have to inform every new patient of their rights and inservice the staff on them every three months. What you described is purely abuse and should be reported to authorities. I can assure you it is not the norm. Long term care is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the nation for precisely that reason.