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Master Thesis

La personne de confiance en psychiatrie

Abstract : Psychiatry is a medical discipline characterized by psychically weakening diseases, and a legislation about the hospitalization of patients. Health Law of March 4th 2002 introduces the possibility for all patients, without distinction for psychiatry, to designate a Trusted Person who could accompany him on his course of care and/or speak for his will when he is not able to express himself. The information provided on this law both to patients and health professionals is often incomplete, largely assimilated to situations of end of life, so out of context in psychiatry. Yet this Trusted Person is an evaluation indicator of mental health facilities by the High Authority of Health. Moreover psychiatric patients, whose consent to health care is questioned during forced hospitalizations, are a particularly sensitive population regarding the limits of the respect of their rights at the hospital. A survey of patients in a psychiatric ward, during regular or forced hospitalization, makes the inventory on the subject of the Trusted Person. The study of foreign models of psychiatric Trusted Person equivalents raises the same debate about the accessibility to information and the introduction of a third party for the patient in psychiatry. It would be relevant to provide the means to better involve health professionals in order to apply the law as it is set out before considering a new model of trusted person in psychiatry.
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Anne-Louise Pot. La personne de confiance en psychiatrie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01252522⟩



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