Mental Illness and Public Health Care by James M. HumberMental Illness and Public Health Care by James M. Humber

Mental Illness and Public Health Care

byJames M. HumberEditorRobert F. Almeder

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Is the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill morally proper? How can we determine proper psychiatric care in a managed health care system? And can a mental health professional violate patient's confidentiality when they believe a patient is a threat to someone? In six non-ideological essays, leading bioethicists, including one with practical experience in medical administration, search for clear moral and legal guidelines for dealing with the complex issues presented when treating mentally ill patients. Objective and readily understandable, Mental Illness and Public Health Care illuminates for the educated reader some of the key ethical issues facing mental health care professionals and provides convincing practical conclusions with real moral import.
Title:Mental Illness and Public Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:149 pages, 22.9 × 15.2 × 0.17 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617373109

ISBN - 13:9781617373107

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Table of Contents

Mental Illness and CommitmentTheodore BendittInvoluntary Outpatient CommitmentGerard ElfstromCognitive Behavioral and Pharmacological Interventions for Mood-and Anxiety-Related Problems: An Examination from an Existential Ethical PerspectiveDavid Cruise Malloy and Thomas HadjistavropoulosManaging Values in Managed Behavioral Health Care: A Case StudyMark E. MeaneyThe Changing Form of Psychiatric CareWade L. RobisonTarasoff, Megan, and Mill: Preventing Harm to OthersPam R. Sailors

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"...well worth reading." - Bull. Med. Eth.