Outcomes of involuntary psychiatric commitment: An integrative review

Mohammed Hamdan Alshammari, Rizal Angelo Natoza Grande, Ghedeir M. Alshammari


Psychiatric commitment has been a central subject in mental health care. It has been surrounded with ethical and legal issues basically focusing on individual’s autonomy and legal rights. This review aimed to explore the outcomes of psychiatric commitment on the lives of the individuals subject to this intervention despite these legal and ethical issues. Outcomes of involuntary commitment were leaning more towards its risks on individuals but poses benefits on health system and society. Therefore, more qualitative and quantitative studies focusing on benefits of psychiatric commitment are needed.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/cns.v5n3p10


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Clinical Nursing Studies
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