Hektoen International (A Journal of Medical Humanities), "Sectioned"

“In 1999, during my residency in Liverpool, England, I had the experience of observing a supervising psychiatrist make a home visit to a severely mentally ill patient and arrange for her involuntary hospitalization, a process referred to in England as sectioning1. I was greatly impressed at the time with the skill, clinical acumen, empathy, and sensitivity involved in carrying out such a decision…”


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