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Compulsory admission to mental hospital in Thailand and England: A visitor's view

  • P. Kupituksa (a1), J. F. Macmillan (a2) and K. L. Soothill (a3)
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There are national differences relating to compulsory admission to mental hospitals. As a visitor from Thailand, it was of interest to me (PK) to compare procedures relating to admission, treatment and aftercare of the mentally ill in England and Thailand. In Thailand there is no equivalent of the Mental Health Act 1983. Although there are some legal provisions affecting patients' rights in Thai law, there are no legal provisions concerning ‘detained’ patients in mental hospitals.

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Soothill, K. L. et al (1981) Social control of deviants in six countries. Medical Science of Law, 21, 3140.
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Compulsory admission to mental hospital in Thailand and England: A visitor's view

  • P. Kupituksa (a1), J. F. Macmillan (a2) and K. L. Soothill (a3)
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