Patient Care Baker Act Law Paper

Patient Care Baker Act Law Paper

Question Description

I’m stuck on a Nursing question and need an explanation.

discuss the following:

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.”  

Based on the information provided, should this person be involuntarily committed?

Cite the Baker Act law to defend your position. 

Find one newspaper article written in the last 5 years regarding a Florida adult that supports your position. Summarize the details of the case, the laws cited.