Principles of Mental Health Law and Policy

Hardcover | April 25, 2010

EditorLawrence Gostin, Jean Mchale, Philip Fennell

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Principles of Mental Health Law provides a comprehensive account of the law concerning mental health in England and Wales. From the historical backdrop to the current law in the area it provides detailed examination of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the changes introduced by the new MentalHealth Act 2007. The regulation of care and treatment in hospital and the community is explored. The book also goes beyond the legislation to explore the legal and regulatory challenges in the area of mental health in a range of areas from confidentiality and privacy to causation and limitation. Thechapters are written by leading national and international authorities in the area of mental health.

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Principles of Mental Health Law provides a comprehensive account of the law concerning mental health in England and Wales. From the historical backdrop to the current law in the area it provides detailed examination of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the changes introduced by the new MentalHealth Act 2007. The regulation of care and tre...

Larry Gostin is Associate Dean and the Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He is also Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Center for Law and the Publi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1200 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199279365

ISBN - 13:9780199279364

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Table of Contents

1. History and Context of Mental Health Law and Policy1. Peter Bartlett and Philip Fennell: History, Policy and Regulation2. Philip Fennell: Mental Disorder3. Lance Gable and Lawrence Gostin: Human Rights4. Peter Bartlett, Philip Fennell and Jean McHale: Capacity2. The Mental Health System: Advocacy, Services and Accountability5. Jean McHale: The Legal Regulation of Mental Health Services in the NHS6. Jean McHale: Scrutiny of Standards in Mental Health Services7. Luke Clements: Social Services8. Nicola Glover-Thomas and Judith Laing: Mental Health Professionals9. Kirsty Keywood: Nominated Person/Advocates10. Jonathan Herring: Carers11. Philip Fennell: Tribunal Structure3. Care and Civil Compulsion: Assessment, Supervision and Treatment12. Peter Bartlett: Informal Admission13. Peter Bartlett: Civil Confinement14. Nell Munro: Treatment15. John Dawson: Supervised Community Treatment Orders16. Philip Fennell: Discharge from Hospital17. Philip Fennell: Removal and Return of Patients and Repatriation of Prisoners18. Ralph Sandland: Children4. The Criminal Justice System19. Philip Fennell: Powers of the Police and the Decision to Prosecute20. Ronnie Mackay: Mental Disability at the Time of the Offence21. Ronnie Mackay: Mental Disability at the Time of the Trial22. Philip Fennell: Mental Disability and the Sentencing Decision23. Ronnie Mackay: Transfer to Hospital5. Patient Protection, Rights and Disabilities24. Jean McHale: Privacy25. Philip Fennell: Rights and Disabilities of Patients26. Jean McHale: Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Research27. Philip Fennell and Lawrence Gostin: Disability Discrimination28. Philip Fennell: Offences