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Mental Health Law: a Practical Guide

Mental Health Law: a Practical Guide

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By (author) Basant K. Puri, By (author) Robert Brown, By (author) Heather McKee, By (author) Ian Treasaden

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 244mm x 12mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444117149
  • ISBN 13: 9781444117141
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 10 b/w line drawings

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Completely updated to reflect current changes in the law and in practice, Mental Health Law: A Practical Guide is a concise and approachable handbook to mental health law for students and professionals working in psychiatric settings. Easy-to-read, practical, and illustrated with case examples and a wealth of practical advice to guide you through many complex legal issues Multidisciplinary approach written by specialist authors and key opinion leaders who understand the practical issues you face Fully updated and expanded to include the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 so that you are totally up to date Provides clear guidance, practical pointers, and all you need to know about mental health law implementation This authoritative guide will serve as a comprehensive introduction and long-term resource manual for trainee and qualified psychiatrists as well as nurses, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists working in mental health.

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Basant K Puri, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Imaging and Psychiatry, Imperial College London, UK Robert Brown, Director of Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd., Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University, UK Heather McKee, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, Putney, London, UK Ian Treasaden, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Three Bridges Medium Secure Unit, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Middlesex and Head of Forensic Neurosciences, Lipid Neuroscience Group and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, UK

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Praise for the First Edition "At last, a straightforward, easy-to-read, concise practical guide to mental health law is available. This book will be welcomed by many clinicians as it clearly sets out most of the nuances of the Mental Health Act that during a busy day we can all struggle with." -Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Table of contents

History of mental health legislation Definitions used in mental health legislation Professional roles Safeguards for patients Compulsory admission to hospital Consent to treatment provisions under the Mental Health Act Community treatment orders, leave of absence and after-care Guardianship Patients concerned in criminal proceedings or under sentence Mental Health Review Tribunals (First tier tribunals) Roles, responsibilities and powers of hospital managers Cross-border arrangements The Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983 as revised in 2008 Care Quality Commission Principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Consent and capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Mental Capacity Act 2005: provisions The Mental Capacity Act 2005: safeguards to protect vulnerable people The Mental Capacity Act 2005: Code of Practice The Human Rights Act 1998 Mental health medication and the law Research ethics Children's mental health law Race, culture and mental health Suicidal patients Assessment of risk of violence International comparison of mental health legislation