The ethics of involuntary admission for people suffering from anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is one of the only type of mental illness you can’t hide, and many of us have sympathised with a sufferer as they have walked past us in the community.

Recovery is possible, but different treatments work for different people. In severe cases, one treatment option is involuntary admission into hospital.

Dr Sacha Kendall is a researcher at the UTS Faculty of Health, she has devoted her PHD to questioning the ethics of this decision.

Dr Kendall speaks to Sam King.

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