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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:588

Staff fail to treat mentally ill patients with respect: A survey of 416 patients who had stayed on mental health wards in England and Wales in the last two years showed that only one in five felt they were treated with respect and dignity by hospital staff, according to the mental health charity Mind. It also found that 23% of …

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