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Suffrage or suffering? Voting rights for psychiatric in-patients

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Suffrage or suffering? Voting rights for psychiatric in-patients

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Suffrage or suffering? Voting rights for psychiatric in-patients

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Suffrage or suffering? Voting rights for psychiatric in-patients

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Suffrage or suffering? Voting rights for psychiatric in-patients

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England: Cambridge University Press

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British journal of psychiatry, 2010, Vol.197 (2), p.159-159

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TN_cdi_proquest_miscellaneous_748938478

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England: Cambridge University Press

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Before the Representation of the People Act 1949, in-patients in psychiatric settings were usually denied the right to vote in the UK General Elections; instead they were considered unsuitable and labelled (by common law) as ‘idiots’ or ‘lunatics’. Currently, patients on psychiatric in-patient units (either informally or detained under civil sectio...

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TN_cdi_proquest_miscellaneous_748938478

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0007-1250

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1472-1465

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10.1192/bjp.197.2.159

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