The Mental Capacity Act 2005: A Guide for Practice

The Mental Capacity Act 2005: A Guide for Practice

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by Robert E. Brown, Paul Barber, Debbie Martin
     
 

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A practical guide to working within the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.See more details below

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A practical guide to working within the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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"An excellent book in every respect." (Senior lecturer, University of Huddersfield.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844452941
Publisher:
Learning Matters
Publication date:
07/29/2009
Series:
Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.87(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Brown is a social worker and a Director of Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd. He provides refresher training for AMHPs and helps to train Section 12 Approved Doctors and Approved Clinicians in South West England and Wales. He provides consultation and supervision services to Cornwall, Guernsey, Hampshire, Jersey and Reading. Rob has published widely in the field of mental health and mental capacity law; co-authoring The Mental Health Capacity Act 2005: a Guide to Practice as well as Mental Health Law in England and Wales. He was a Mental Health Act Commissioner from 1992-2010. Prior to that, Rob worked as a Mental Health Welfare Officer and then an Approved Social Worker with Hampshire County Council. He has been a lecturer at Southampton University, Stirling University and Croydon College. Rob is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University and was a finalist in the British Social Work Awards 2013, Lifetime Achievement category.

Paul Barber qualified in 1976. Until December 2003 he was a partner at Bevan Ashford Solicitors (now Bevan Brittan) where for many years he led the firm’s NHS Litigation Department, increasingly specialising in the field of Mental Health and Human Rights law. He is now a Consultant to the firm and a freelance trainer and lecturer. He is extensively involved in training Approved Social Workers and lecturing on Section 12 Approval courses for doctors. He also provides training for the Mental Health Act Commission and numerous NHS Trusts and Health Authorities.

Debbie Martin is Unit Leader and lecturer on the new Approved Mental Health Professionals course in South West England. She currently practices as an Approved Mental Health Professional in Wiltshire and has worked as a social worker and mental health manager in Manchester. Debbie also teaches on section 12 Approval courses for doctors and provides training for the Mental Health Act Commission and various NHS Trusts, Health Authorities and Local Authorities.

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