Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment: A New Frontier in Mental Health Law by Deborah L. Dennis

Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment: A New Frontier in Mental Health Law

EditorDeborah L. Dennis, John Monahan

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Forced hospitalization of people with mental disorders has long been a critical issue in the mental health services. Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment is the first sustained description and analysis of what happens when `aggressive' treatment becomes `coerced' treatment. Mental health professionals poignantly discuss the tension they feel between wanting to do everything to treat desperately ill people and the need to respect the rights of these same people who want to make their own decisions, even if this means forgoing treatment.

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Title:Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment: A New Frontier in Mental Health LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306451670

ISBN - 13:9780306451676

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Introduction; D. Dennis, J. Monahan. Coercion: From the Hospital to the Community: Coercion to Inpatient Treatment: Initial Results and Implications for Assertive Treatment in the Community; J. Monahan, et al. Outpatient Commitment: Official Coercion in the Community V.A. Hiday. Coercion and Treatment: The Community Provider's Perspective: Coercion and Tenacious Treatment in the Community: Applications to the Real World; R.J. Diamond. Coercion and Leverage in Clinical Outreach; E. Susser, B. Roche. The Perils of Outreach Work: Overreaching the Limits of Persuasive Tactics; M. Lopez. The Social Context of Aggressive Community Treatment: Housing as a Tool of Coercion; H. Korman, et al. Entitlements, Payees, and Coercion; S.H. Cogswell. Research Agenda on Coercion in the Community: Research on the Coercion of Persons with Severe Mental Illness; P. Solomon. Coercion and Social Control: A Framework for Research on Aggressive Strategies in Community Mental Health; A.M. Lovell. Coercion in the Community: The Open Questions: When Push Comes to Shove: Aggressive Community Treatment and the Law; J.W. Berg, R.J. Bonnie. Regulation from Without: The Shadow Side of Coercion; K. Hopper. Index.

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`An important book....I recommend this book for all who are concerned about the outpatient treatment of the mentally ill.' Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law