HUMAN RIGHTS OF MENTALLY ILL PATIENTS
Introduction: Mental health is the development of a person's healthy view of
themselves and the environment in which they live, so that they can achieve the
highest degree of self-fulfillment.
Purpose: The purpose of the present work is to
investigate and highlight the rights of the mentally ill and to promote and promote
the health of these patients.
Methodology: The study material consisted of articles
on the topic found in Greek and international databases such as: Google Scholar,
Mednet, Pubmed, Medline and the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association
(HEAL-Link), using keywords: mental illness, patient rights, health professionals.
Results: The rights of mental patients and their exercise in a meaningful and
effective manner is a dynamic process that encompasses the corresponding rights
and obligations of mental health professionals. An important legal effort to protect
the rights of the mentally ill is Resolution 46/119 of the United Nations General
Assembly on the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and Improving Mental
Health Care, adopted on 17 December 1991.
Conclusions: The exercise of the
rights of the mentally ill requires their encouragement from mental health
professionals, who are essentially obliged to refrain from restrictive practices.
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