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Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law: Fighting for Social Justice
     

Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law: Fighting for Social Justice

by Felicity Callard, Norman Sartorius, Julio Arboleda-Flórez, Peter Bartlett, Hanfried Helmchen
 

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This book describes clearly how legislation can be used to advance the rights and entitlements of people with mental health problems. Straightforward and practical, it provides useful information on how to address disabilities so these people may enjoy full citizenship. It presents the key issues succinctly and illustrates these with legislative examples from around

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This book describes clearly how legislation can be used to advance the rights and entitlements of people with mental health problems. Straightforward and practical, it provides useful information on how to address disabilities so these people may enjoy full citizenship. It presents the key issues succinctly and illustrates these with legislative examples from around the world. This book documents the role that law can play, at all levels, in combating such discrimination and abuse.

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“This book is an essential resource for anyone in the field of mental health care, support and treatment and particularly those involved in policy or law making, representation and advocacy (including self-advocacy).” (SCOLAG, 1 October 2014)

"There will be few people, whether experts or those new to this field, who would not find something new or stimulating in this work, and the volume of information it contains is truly admirable." (Social & Legal Studies, June 2013)

"Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law is a useful resource for students of mental health law, policy and ethics – perhaps especially for civil society groups who hope to (re)shape legislation. The diversity of legal edicts and policies from across the world is encouraging." (The Biologist, May 2013)

“Reading a work that so clearly and accessibly advocates social justice for those with mental illnesses and so consistently and intentionally addresses the subject as a matter of human rights touching all realms of human experience could potentially become an experience of personal empowerment as well as an impetus for effective and well-informed advocacy.” (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, December 2012)

“Because of its international remit, it has obvious potential for a worldwide readership but could well be a very useful text for postgraduates researching this area.” (The British Journal of Psychiatry, November 2012)

“This is an accessible and practical guide that will be of interest to readers from diverse backgrounds, including service users, NGOs, clinicians, legislators and those who work in the sectors reviewed.” (Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 5 October 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119945826
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
485 KB

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“Reading a work that so clearly and accessibly advocates social justice for those with mental illnesses and so consistently and intentionally addresses the subject as a matter of human rights touching all realms of human experience could potentially become an experience of personal empowerment as well as an impetus for effective and well-informed advocacy.” (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 1 December 2012)

“Because of its international remit, it has obvious potential for a worldwide readership but could well be a very useful text for postgraduates researching this area.” (The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1 November 2012)

“This is an accessible and practical guide that will be of interest to readers from diverse backgrounds, including service users, NGOs, clinicians, legislators and those who work in the sectors reviewed.” (Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 5 October 2012)

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