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Autonomy and Decision-making Process of Taiwanese Psychiatric Patients in the Context of Ethical Dilemmas: A Case Vignette

Mei-Hsiu Lee

Miss W is a single 29-year old woman patient who has had the diagnosis of schizophrenia, paranoid type. Patient’s illness got relapsed many times. She had been raped several times when she was in her psychotic state, and received dilatation and curettage (D&C) four times in the past. Her family requested that a hysterectomy be performed. But when Miss W. returned to a normal state, she expressed her desire to have children and a family.
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