Year: 1985 Source: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, v.23, no.3, (March 1985), p.15-17 SIEC No: 19860806

Discussed is the right to self-determination, a basic valve in western society. A psychotherapist’s client must have adequate & correct information to make decisions about their treatment. The patient must understand what is discussed; be presented with alternatives; and know the risks and benefits.