9780521102865

Mental Disorder and Legal Control

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521102865

  • ISBN10:

    0521102863

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The 1983 Mental Health Act in England and Wales introduced far-reaching changes in the control of mentally disordered people and this series of essays describes various features of that Act. The book is divided into three main sections, which discuss the admission of mentally ill patients, their control in hospital and community and their rights. The concluding essay points out that the act is a piece of reforming legislation and not a radical one, but it is also innovative. Although the discussion is based on the provisions of the 1983 Mental Health Act in England and Wales, the topics covered are of international importance and the interest in the book will be correspondingly wide.

Table of Contents

Preface
Mental Health legislation
The admission of patients to mental hospitals
Social workers and applications
Medical recommendations and compulsory admissions
Detention of the mentally disordered in the community
Control of patients in the hospital and community
Guardianship and control in the community
The mentally disordered offender and professional dominance
The discharge of patients from institutions
Patients' rights
Consent and treatment
Mental patients' rights and legal redress
The effectiveness of legal rights
Conclusion
Assessment and conclusion
Notes
Index
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