Patients and mental health professionals alike value the right to refuse treatment. The interesting.

Patients and mental health professionals alike value the
right to refuse treatment. The interesting paradox is that even when patients
clearly lack the capacity to understand their actions, their negative behavior
so concerns the public that there is pressure to restore their mental faculties
so that they can be imprisoned for their actions. In such instances, society’s
need for patients to be accountable for their actions appears to override
patients’ right to refuse treatment. Is it ethical to treat people who are
criminally insane to punish them for committing a horrific crime?