Penn Ethicists Call for a Return of the Mental Asylum

In a paper that is bound to generate controversy, three University of Pennsylvania bioethicists argue in a medical journal this week for the return of the mental asylum.

The nation, they say, has too few inpatient beds for people with serious mental illnesses. As a result, very sick people are winding up homeless or in prison, nursing homes, and hospital emergency departments.

To read the full original article, click here.

For a link to a summary of the JAMA article, click here.

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Penn Ethicists Call for a Return of the Mental Asylum

In a paper that is bound to generate controversy, three University of Pennsylvania bioethicists argue in a medical journal this week for the return of the mental asylum.

The nation, they say, has too few inpatient beds for people with serious mental illnesses. As a result, very sick people are winding up homeless or in prison, nursing homes, and hospital emergency departments.

To read the full original article, click here.

For a link to a summary of the JAMA article, click here.

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