1998 suplement 3

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Volume 7, suplement 3

Original article

Psychiatry and Human Rights

Józef Kocur1, ZDZISŁAW MAJCHRZYK2, JÓZEF BUKOWSKI1
1. Instytutu Medycyny Wojskowej WAM w Łodzi
2. Kliniki Psychiatrii Sądowej IPiN w Pruszkowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 3 (8), 9-13
Keywords: mentally ill patient, human rights

Abstract

The passing of the Mental Health Act defined the basic framework and range of psychiatric care in Poland. This act also takes makes provisions for the general principles of humanization of life and human rights. The present work discusses the historical and legal background of changes in approach to the mentally ill within the framework of the indications of the European Council.

Address for correspondence:
Prof Józef Kocur,
Instytut Medycyny Wojskowej WAM,
ul. Żeligowskiego 7/9,
90-752 Łódź