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Mental Illness Independence

The Limits Of Autonomy: Should The Mentally Ill Be Forced Into Treatment?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Amitai Etzioni

True, mentally ill patients vary in their capacities, which hopefully can be made to grow. But protecting life takes precedent over respecting a will that is not free but distorted by mental and often genetic, chemical or other malfunctions.