Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice / Edition 2

Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice / Edition 2

by Peter L. Bartlett, Ralph Sandland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199258791

ISBN-13: 9780199258796

Pub. Date: 09/11/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This text examines the legal structure and functionings of the UK's mental health system. Explanations of the legal principles are placed in the context of their practical application, along with proposals and possibilities for reform. From an analysis of 1990s-legislation and case law, the authors ask fundamental questions as to whom mental health law is intended to

Overview

This text examines the legal structure and functionings of the UK's mental health system. Explanations of the legal principles are placed in the context of their practical application, along with proposals and possibilities for reform. From an analysis of 1990s-legislation and case law, the authors ask fundamental questions as to whom mental health law is intended to benefit, and whether a system of mental health law can now be expected to provide remedies for the people it is intended to serve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199258796
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.59(d)

Table of Contents

Conceptualizing mental health law
problems of definition
an overview of the contemporary mental health system
admission to hospital
the process of civil confinement
mental disorder and criminal justice
treatment in hospital
leaving hospital
care, control and community
mental capacity (I)
mental capacity (II - specific contexts)
legal responses and advocacy for clients.

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