Conservatorships significantly restrict people’s ability to make decisions for themselves. Other options can provide support while maintaining respect for autonomy.
A neuropsychologist who works in these skilled care facilities describes the changing populations. With COVID-19, many nursing homes are now struggling to stay in business.
A review has suggested giving patients who are detained in hospital the right to appeal decisions about their treatment. Sadly, this may never happen.
Knowing why patients on anti-psychotics gain weight may help researchers learn more about human attentional bias and food.
Mahlangu’s resignation over the deaths of mental patients sets her apart from her colleagues in government. But, it does not portend a new trend in political accountability for the governing ANC.
A South African politician under whose watch 94 psychiatric patients died resigned this week. But should she be taken to court to be held properly accountable?