Summary

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about the prescription and performance of ECT in Victorian public mental health services.

The guideline also:

  • summarises issues relating to human rights, consent to ECT and the role of the Mental Health Tribunal;
  • highlights the importance of working collaboratively and respectfully with people, carers and parents;
  • collates information about the standards set by national agencies and medical colleges regarding the physical facilities, staffing and equipment needed to deliver ECT safely;
  • outlines educational, quality improvement and reporting activities that will ensure treatment standards are enhanced.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date Published
14 Jan 2016
Size
28 pages
Update Frequency
Annual
Available format
PDF, DOCX
Author
Department of Health & Human Services