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Supreme Court Hears Arguments for Bendigo Woman Challenging Forced Electro-shock Therapy

Adam Holms, Bendigo Advertiser, 15 August 2017

Woman with terrible headache.

A BENDIGO woman challenging an order for forced electro-shock therapy has been robbed of the “dignity of choice”, her lawyer has told a Supreme Court hearing.

The woman, known as NJE, is one of two Victorians challenging their forced electroconvulsive treatment orders in a test case for the Mental Health Act, updated in 2014.


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