Thursday, December 23, 2010

GARTH DANIELS - HDU - The Culture of Psychiatry

HDU-Accronym for High Dependency Unit - used in hospital Psychiatry Wards which implies security doors locked from the outside...cut off from the rest of society...being treated without informed consent...treated in isolation against one's free will.

The HDU also has rooms for solitary confinement, referred to as isolation from other patients... It is noted that a senior hospital administrator Ben Kelley of Maroonda Hospital not too long ago referred to seclusion as a form of treatment. It begs the question why society tolerates such "treatment".

The reason perhaps is because we as a society don't wish to know...? Or is it because no one other than those committed are aware of the culture that prevails behind those locked doors...until now?

Monday, October 25, 2010

GARTH DANIELS - Human Rights...Universal Declaration

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ..Article 1:"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights... ." Article 2: "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person."

For Garth Daniels an Australian Citizen resident in the State of Victoria, it seems this does not apply. Garth Daniels has been subjected to torture and cruel inhuman and degrading treatment, contrary to even Article 5: "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".

Garth Daniels is denied the right to consent against the assault on his what he ingests... Garth Daniels is not insane, is not a criminal, is not a terrorist... Garth Daniels right to be heard has even been negated.

Article 7: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination."

For Garth Daniels the Declaration of Universal Rights, like the Declaration of Helsinki the Nuremburg Codes and even the Hippocratic Oath are ideals for which Garth Daniels and his family continue to strive...for the greater good.

This is not Gauntanomo...this is not Afganistan...this is Victoria, a State of Australia which denies its citizen, at the mere stroke of a psychiatrist's pen the right to consent...the right to reject treatment which has lasting debilitating consequences...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

GARTH DANIELS - The Hospitals - the Psychiatrists - the Prescriptions

.."Mum! Look what they've done to our son mum." Gracefully, Garth Daniels grand parents are not about because they would never comprehend man's inhumanity to man... for the sake of humanity ?; no less so than ANY other person seemingly in a civilised country. We refer of course to the State of Victoria Australia...where these hospitals are located, along with the treating psychiatrists and their prescriptions. To be continued...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

GARTH DANIELS - 2010 - Beyond Reproach


More than four-thousand drugs entered the market up to 2010. Yet, polypharmacy (prescribing more than one drug of the same class at a time)or "stacking" (using more than one drug of a different class at the same time) appears the order of the day, invariably without scientific validation of the more than likely implications of adverse drug-drug interactions upon the patient.

The patient who is involuntary prescribed drugs and who over the past thirteen years experienced the effects of extreme polypharmacy...and "stacking", creating a toxic effect...more candidly expressed as being poisoned.

Voltiare appeared to have captured the essence of such prescribing methods when he stated that "Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into patients of whom they know nothing".

Lancet, the medical journal more than ten years ago in its editorial advocated that physicians should listen to their patients... yet thirteen years on we find Garth Daniels still being prescribed drugs without his informed consent... Garth Daniels is not being heard.

Is Garth Daniels to remain the involuntary participant for polypharmacy? The "Lab Rat" who continues to be drugged and injected without his informed consent...? We should think more enough is enough. Judge Byrne in the Supreme Court of Victoria had stated in October 2008 that it is a treatment "which may need to be investigated"... perhaps that time has come.

Who advocates these prescriptions...? Who perpetuates a system which denies a citizen the right to informed consent? A citizen who has never committed a crime, act of terror or a traffic offense? Who turns the blind eyes? More specifically the question is why? The answer is not too far away.

Is Psychiatry beyond reproach...beyond the rule of law? We should think not...after all this is happening in the State of Victoria Australia... Its a Democracy is it not or have we missed something here?

Garth Daniels was today Tuesday 2 February 2010 released from Thomas Embling Forensicare Hospital(sic) detention centre on a Community Treatment Order (CTO).

Garth Daniels is still NOT FREE.

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