- Hospital or secure mental health facility
- Must be suffering from a mental disorder
- Unwilling or incapable of consent to treatment
- Be at risk of harming self or others
- Rules here in Ontario differ from province to province
o Bound definition for commitment
- Criminally insane: CAMH (mixture of hospital and prison).
- Suffering from a mental disorder, having homicidal thoughts = eligible for
- Can refuse treatment in Ontario, Nova Scotia, BC. They are removed from society
o Ontario: cam be committed for 72 hours, Quebec: 42
o Can be extended 1-3 months or indefinitely
- Substitute decision maker (advocate in treatment and assessment).
- Capable wished principle
- Compulsory treatment orders
- Advocate works under the capable wished principle
o Primarily considering wishes of patient
- Ontario, Saskatchewan: person can be released if they promise to be in therapy as
an outpatient at regular intervals.
Psychologist’s environment (Ethics): guidelines
o Informed consent: summary of the experiment
o Person can discontinue participation at anytime
- Forensics, court
- Administration: psychological data, organizing, gathering data
- No harm
- Confidentially (limits)
- People in the past have been treated medically/psychologically without their
consent (invasive procedures)
- WWII: where the idea of informed consent came from
o Experimentation of people in concentration camps, invasive medical
procedures done without their will and consent
o Ethical dilemma: keel the data or destroy it?
o Nurnberg trials - Data was u