mental illness abuse in new EU countries

mental illness abuse in new EU countries

Postby antaris on Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:30 am

Psychiatric patients in central Europe being kept in padlocked, caged beds
November 30, 2003 - Article taken from: bmj

Mentally ill patients in four central European countries are being kept in padlocked, caged beds despite condemnation of the practice by the European parliament and the United Nations, a patients' organisation said this week, writes bmj

In some cases patients are locked in such cages for months or years and sometimes not even let out to use the toilet, says the Budapest based Mental Disability Advocacy Centre, which promotes the rights of people with mental health problems.

The countries concerned—Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic—are due to join the European Union next May. In the Czech Republic some of the patients concerned are children.

Patients are sometimes locked in cages above for months or years, says the Budapest based Mental Disability Advocacy Centre


Three people have died while being kept in caged beds; in one case last year a 14 year old Czech girl was fatally injured by a metal bar that fell on her.

http://www.psychminded.co.uk/news/news2 ... 20beds.htm


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Postby Guest on Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:34 pm

We got that problem in the west..
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Postby Guest on Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:00 pm

Anonymous wrote:We got that problem in the west..
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What an offensive post, not just to bush but to anyone with a handicap. Surely there are better ways to make your point. :shock:
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