A review has suggested giving patients who are detained in hospital the right to appeal decisions about their treatment. Sadly, this may never happen.
One recent survey found that 43% of academic staff exhibited symptoms of at least a mild mental disorder
Recent Queensland reforms – due to take effect in March 2017 – do not include legislative safeguards for a certain group of people with mental illness.
The law should allow greater communication between health professionals, families and carers even if this impacts on patients’ rights of confidentiality.