India's Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Building Laws, Protecting Rights

May 19, 2020|
India's Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Building Laws, Protecting Rights by Richard M. Duffy
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This book comprehensively discusses the background to the passing of India''s revolutionary Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, offering a detailed description of the Act itself and a rigorous analysis in the context of the CRPD and the World Health Organization (WHO) standards for mental health law. It examines the fine balance, between complying with the CRPD while still delivering practical, humane, and implementable legislation. It explores how this legislation was shaped by the WHO standards and provides insights into areas where the Indian legislators deviated from these guidelines and why. Taking India as an example, it highlights what is possible in other low- and middle-income countries. Further it covers key issues in mental health, identifying potential competing interests and exploring the difficulties and limitations of international guidelines.

The book is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, non-governmental organizations and all mental healthcare workers in India and anyone studying human rights law.


Dr Richard Duffy is a Consultant Psychiatrist and has worked in the areas of general adult and liaison psychiatry. He completed his medical degree at Trinity College Dublin and holds a Masters of Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Richard''s current research is on the Indian Mental Healthcare Act 2017...
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Title:India's Mental Healthcare Act, 2017: Building Laws, Protecting RightsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 19, 2020Publisher:Springer SingaporeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811550085

ISBN - 13:9789811550089

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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