By Jacqueline Atkinson
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This would be authorised by one or two Justices of the Peace. An absence of specialised secure accommodation and any provision for treatment meant that it was unlikely most lunatic vagrants were treated any differently from other vagrants covered by the Acts. They resided in local gaols, workhouses or similar, although the whipping of lunatics was prohibited, unlike other inmates (Porter 1990). Where the lunatic was a pauper the parish paid, otherwise the costs of confinement were met by the lunatic’s estate or family.
Whether this actually protected anyone or merely legalised the status quo is debatable. It may, in some cases, have made release more difficult as the views on insanity by physicians may have carried more weight than those of magistrates. 151). The 1774 Act may have done something to protect constitutional liberties but it did little to end the abuse of inmates in private madhouses although it did raise their public profile. What it did do, however, was to collect, for the first time, statistics on how many people were confined, who they were, and where they were.
A different relationship has been envisioned, however, whereby psychiatrists could be likened to Circe, rather than the ship’s crew (Atkinson 2004). In the Greek legend Ulysses asks the advice of Circe, a sorceress, as to the best way to traverse MODELS OF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES 43 the Sirens safely. It is her wise counsel that guides his actions. In similar view it may be that the advice given by the psychiatrist guides the patient in making a Ulysses contract. This raises another of the major themes in developing models of advance directives: whether they are independently or co-operatively made.