Saturday, March 24, 2012

GARTH DANIELS - Seclusion: The Invisible Torture

"Hospital: A health care facility that provides beds, nursing services, organised medical staff for diagnosis and treatments for both surgical and medical patients for a variety of diseases and disorders". Mosby's Medical Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary, 3rd Edition.
 
Fifty-one days in solitary confinement, isolation, seclusion call it whatever you may...  add to this a combination of  neuroleptics  (psychiatric drugs) and the psychological effects of isolation 24/7...its mind altering... its an invisible torture... well documented in South Africa.  What about the hypothalamus and pituitary and what is the patients renal function at this point in time?...  What about Hyponatremia...an electrolyte disorder...the risk of mortality associated with potentially adverse outcomes? 

Saturday 24 March 2012 the patient...Garth Daniels...was removed from the seclusion room and permitted to sleep and remain in the secure open ward.  Is this Thomas Embling Forensic Hospital ?  Forensic yes! Hospital remains a question of definition...

Garth Daniels is not free.  STOP PRESS Thursday 29 March Garth Daniels was ushered back into solitary confinement,

2 comments:

Romesh Senewiratne said...

What the Australian psychiatric system is doing to Garth Daniels is against Australian and International law. The perpetrators of this cruel and degrading treatment (and punishment) should be prosecuted...if the Australian government fails to protect its citizens the international community should intervene. Garth Daniels should be freed immediately, and compensation paid to him and his courageous family.

Romesh Senewiratne said...

What the Australian psychiatric system is doing to Garth Daniels is against Australian and International law. The perpetrators of this cruel and degrading treatment (and punishment) should be prosecuted...if the Australian government fails to protect its citizens the international community should intervene. Garth Daniels should be freed immediately, and compensation paid to him and his courageous family.