From the Salem Statesman Journal, October 30, 2009 The board must address more issues than patient treatment, Courtney says A new Oregon State Hospital advisory board needs to focus on fixing problems at the psychiatric facility instead of being cheerleaders for reforms already achieved, several panel members said Thursday. “I don’t want this group to […]
From KGW.com, October 8, 2009 Community organizations led by the Mental Health Association of Portland call for the voluntary resignations of the three police officers who brutally beat James Chasse and failed to bring him to hospital in 2006.
From the Portland Mercury, October 8, 2009 “The late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King said we are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation,” said the Reverend Doctor Leroy Haynes, vice president of the Albina Ministerial Alliance this morning. “James P Chasse, Junior, who died […]
On September 17, 2006 Portland Police Bureau’s Sergeant Kyle Nice, Officer Christopher Humphreys and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy Bret Burton tackled, Tased and beat James Chasse. He died in their custody 100 minutes later. For more than three years, our City has dissected, debated, and bemoaned what happened to James Chasse, but this discussion remains […]
Portland Tribune, November 2008 Hospital restraint figures revealed – State to make public quarterly data about psychiatric units The data described in this article is available online. Adult Seclusion and Restraint Occurrences Per 1000 Patient Days: 1st Quarter 2008 (PDF) (NOTE: DHS has linked to data which DOES NOT provide facility-specific information for adults, as […]
In response to Laura Crabtree’s excellent letter to the Portland Tribune (Oct. 9, 2008 – and see below), I see the quality of care received by psychiatric patients to be a parity issue. However, I think it is important to note that rude behavior on the part of staff is not restricted to the psych […]