The unlawful restraint of a patient can be a legal pitfall for the PMHNP. K.W. was found eating hamburgers out of a Mcdonald’s dumpster and drinking water from an old water hose. She had not taken a bath in weeks. She refused to live in an apartment because she wants to “live off the fat of the land.”
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