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Discharge against medical advice (AMA – Psychiatric unit)

Discharge against medical advice (AMA – Psychiatric unit)

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Skills www.ifeet.org Asst. Prof. Arnel Banaga Salgado, Ed.D., D.Sc., RN Page 1 Discharge against medical advice (AMA – Psychiatric unit) Introduction In some cases, a patient may request to be discharged from a psychiatric unit against the advice of his psychiatrist. In such cases, the nurse must consider: