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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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REYES, Hugo. The Mental Disorder Patient's Rights in the Hospital's Enviroment. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2003, vol.32, suppl.1, pp.30-36. ISSN 0034-7450.

The article presents a clinical case in order to illustrate the difficulties that psychiatrists face in their professional practice, such as informed consent, free election of treatment by the patients, and the capacity of intervention through the establishment of a doctor-patient relationship. Along the presentation, other situations are explored in relation to the therapeutic possibilities framed in the Law 100. The need for a reference point of our work as psychiatrists is proposed as a conclusion, especially with regard to our patient's rights, the establishment of a good doctor-patient relationship, and an urgent need to discuss the possibilities of comprehension of the patients' reality from a functional point of view rather than a strictly medical perspective.

Keywords : Informed consent; treatment; mental disorden.

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