Claim follows prison ‘intimacy training’

A man held in psychiatric prison since 1994 claims he has been forced to undergo ‘intimacy training’ against his will, the AD reports on Thursday.

The man has made a formal complaint to the regional ethics committee, saying his psychiatrist knew that sex between patient and therapist is illegal but still made him go through with the training.
The term intimacy training ‘camouflages what really went on’, according to MdH, an organisation set up to help the victims of abuse by health service providers. It says at least 10 patients have been put through this form of treatment, which goes against all the codes of conduct and laws set up to protect patients from the misuse of power.
The organisation tells the paper that if this patient had refused the therapy, he would have been officially described as untreatable and moved to a long-stay clinic.

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