Saturday, January 21, 2012

Follow Up on Sam and Our Survey











Remember Sam, the student who applied for a competitive internship and didn't know whether to check yes or no for the question about whether he has a psychiatric disorder?  If you forgot the discussion, you can read it here: http://psychiatrist-blog.blogspot.com/2011/11/tell-me-ethical-dilemma.html


I thought I would let you know that Sam checked yes on the box that asked if he had a psychiatric disorder.  I thought I would also let you know that Sam was chosen for the competitive internship.  
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Last week we asked readers who have been certified to psychiatric units if they would want to be involuntarily hospitalized again if they became ill and imminently dangerous again.  63 responses, one person hit submit without answering, and here is the final tally:




Summary See complete responses
If you became psychiatrically ill again and presented an imminent danger to yourself or others, would you want to be involuntarily hospitalized again?
Yes
2032%
No
4267%