Mental Health and Scots Law in Practice

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Author: Jim J. McManus,Lindsay D. G. Thomson

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 0414014758

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 275

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Presents an account of the legal issues relevant to Scottish psychiatric practice, explaining how the Scottish legal system deals with mental health issues, and outlines psychiatric care systems. Meant for those involved with mental health and the law in Scotland, this title provides analysis of the Mental Health legislation.

Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland

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Author: Steve Hothersall,Mike Maas-Lowit,Malcolm Golightley

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458040

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Since the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, mental health law, policy, practice and ethos have changed dramatically in Scotland. This book provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and presents a clear picture of the current Scottish mental health scene. By highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, it helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges.

Dangerous People

Policy, Prediction, and Practice

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Author: Bernadette McSherry,Patrick Keyzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136664157

Category: Psychology

Page: 310

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Experienced legal academics and mental health professionals explore the current approaches to “dangerousness” and preventive detention. The defining characteristics of those deemed dangerous by society vary according to culture, place, and time, and the contributors to this text have gathered to analyze the policies and practices related to current out-groups such as sex offenders, suspected terrorists, and young offenders in the United States, Scotland, England, and Australia. Dangerous People is the result of their research, workshopping, and writing. The text is organized logically and begins with a section on Parameters that explores the international human rights and legal limitations related to preventive detention schemes. It moves on to Policy, where contributors examine legislative policy, and Prediction, or risk assessment, especially in terms of violent crimes in youth. The section on Practice focuses on recent schemes to prevent re-offending. This text is indispensible as a resource that deals with the practical issues surrounding preventive detention and supervision schemes, the assessment of the risk of future harm in offenders, and different programs and sentencing options for high-risk offenders with mental illnesses. It contains case examples that bring real-life issues to light and sets forth an agenda to provide effective ways to protect communities from harm.

Mental Health Law in England and Wales

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

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Author: Paul Barber,Robert Brown,Debbie Martin

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473934117

Category: Law

Page: 544

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Lecturers, click here to request your electronic inspection copy. This is a complete guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, and is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference guide for any mental health professional – from social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists, to doctors and nurses. The book aims to simplify mental health law so that it’s accessible to busy professionals at all stages of practice as well as those affected by mental health law. Key chapters include details on who operates the Act, who is affected by it, how people may be subject to compulsion, how the law governs issues of capacity and consent to treatment, how to appeal against compulsion, and the role of the nearest relative. There are also important chapters on advocacy, children and human rights issues, as well as extensive appendices, which provide access to the 1983 Act itself, important rules and regulations and a summary of key cases that have been decided by the courts. Key updates for this edition include: - revised Codes of Practice for both England and Wales - the impact of the Cheshire West case decisions in the Supreme Court - expanded consideration of the assessment of capacity - revisions of the tribunal report requirements in England - revised Reference Guide - much expanded case law Appendix

Social Work and the Law in Scotland

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Author: Roger Davis,Jean Gordon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137285389

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the law along with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential reader provides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practice and first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law. Reflecting the pace of change in the law since the previous edition, the book combines fully updated chapters by some of the original authors, with newly commissioned pieces. Written by leading academics and practitioners in the field, it captures key developments in Scottish legislation and the implications for practitioners, covering important subjects such as: ■ Service user and carer rights ■ Legal and social work values ■ Accountability ■ Effective assessment ■ Safeguarding, risk and protection ■ Youth and adult criminal justice ■ Partnership, participation and advocacy ■ Delivery of personalised services. Social Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all those undertaking academic study or professional practice within the field. It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledge on the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscape of Scotland.

Professional Development in Social Work

Complex Issues in Practice

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Author: Janet Seden,Sarah Matthews,Mick McCormick,Alun Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136909575

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Social work practice in the twenty-first century is continually changing. Contemporary practitioners work in complex areas and have to do so quickly and competently. This text helps qualified social workers, as well as those about to qualify, to build on their initial studies in order to develop professionally. The volume considers not just what you need to know to practice, but how you develop in criticality and capability – in particular, how you can respond effectively in times of uncertainty and change to become more effective. It examines new roles, identities and contexts, including some international perspectives and the impact of globalisation. Each chapter discusses the contexts of practice (such as law, policies and theories); the contributions made both by those who practice social work and those who use its services; and the capabilities and skills that social workers need to develop in order to deal with complexity in social work. Making use of The Open University’s expertise in providing cutting edge but accessible course materials and its distinct approach to social work practice, this textbook includes underpinning knowledge, practical applications and critical reflexivity. It includes questions for further reflection and application , plentiful examples and suggestions for further reading. Aimed at the newly qualified practitioner and the developing professional, Professional Development in Social Work is written by a team of authors with extensive practice and teaching experience. It will be particularly useful to students undertaking post-qualifying training or in the final year of their qualifying studies.

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing

Principles and Practice

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Author: Ian Norman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245625

Category: Medical

Page: 703

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This comprehensive nursing text has been fully and extensively updated for this third edition, and offers students a complete guide to the art and science of mental health nursing. The book combines theory and practice to look in-depth at: Different 'types' of mental health problems ; Different therapeutic interventions ; The practical tools of nursing such as risk, assessment, problem solving ; Key themes such as ethics, law and professional issues.

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

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Author: Jacqueline M Atkinson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104830

Category: Medical

Page: 215

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A comprehensive and accessible guide for mental health professionals advising service users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all ideological, legal and medical aspects of advance directives.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

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Author: Richard Griffith,Cassam Tengnah

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446297918

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design. Key Features: • Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you can see what is required in order to become a registered nurse • Scenarios and case studies show how the law applies to your nursing practice • Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

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Author: Jacki Pritchard

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428586

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies and good practice points. This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including health and social care workers, care managers, support workers, volunteers, advocates, police, probation staff, prison staff, lawyers training officers and students.

Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice

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Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042609

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing

Currie on Confirmation of Executors

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Author: James Geddes Currie,Eilidh M. Scobbie

Publisher: Thomson/W. Green

ISBN: 9780414014619

Category: Executors and administrators

Page: 566

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With a substantial style bank dealing with a wide variety of situations, this title will be an essential purchase for anyone involved in executries.

Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice

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Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205173X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes

Scots Law: Criminal Law Series

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Author: Andrew Cubie,Margaret L Ross,James P Chalmers,Hilary Patrick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780431406

Category: Law

Page: 2194

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Scots Criminal Law: Criminal Law Series contains 3 books in 1 eBook: Scots Criminal Law, 3rd edition (9781845921521) - Andrew Cubie: Takes account of significant changes in substantive law, including the introduction of the Human Rights Convention into Scots Law and many other legislative developments. Walker & Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland, 3rd edition (9781845921651) - Margaret L Ross and James P Chalmers: A comprehensive and detailed examination of the law of evidence in the broadest of civil and criminal contexts. The emphasis remains upon rigorous examination of the issues affecting all who work with the law of evidence whether in court, chamber practice or legal education. Mental Health, Incapacity and the Law in Scotland (9781845920623) - Hilary Patrick: A comprehensive guide to mental health law in Scotland. Includes: Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental Health Law

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Author: Robert Brown

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446281345

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This series of books from Learning Matters is aimed at busy social work practitioners who are looking to enhance their skills and extend their knowledge. Written from a practical point of view, they have clear links to both post-qualifying training as well as CPD. They are up-to-date, accessible and totally skills focused. Written specifically for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMPHs), this book brings together the elements of the legislation, Code of Practice, Memorandum, Government Circulars and relevant case law and policy. It covers the roles which fall to an AMHP in the revised Mental Health Care Act as well as the Key Competencies. Also included are a detailed account of the Community Treatment Order and the AMHP's role in relation to this new provision, as well as checklists, case studies and exercises to aid practice and learning. This fully-revised third edition brings together updated legislation, case law and policy. There is new material on the AMPH's responsibilities towards nearest relatives and how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 interacts with the revised Mental Health Act. An essential book for practicing AMHPs or those currently in training, this book also contains extensive appendices which cover Mental Health Act Assessments, Practice Directions (first tier tribunal) and the AMHP Regulations for both England and Wales.

Social Work and Mental Health

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Author: Kate Karban

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745646115

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Social Work and Mental Health offers a fresh approach to addressing mental health issues, emphasizing the relevance of mental health for all social workers, not just those in specialist mental health settings. The book engages critically with the complexities of contemporary theory, policy and practice, recognizing developments in user and carer involvement and interprofessional working. Key chapters focus on inequality and diversity, drawing attention to the social determinants of health and the important contribution of social work in promoting social perspectives. Practice issues include the mental health of children, young people and families, and older people. Promoting rights, recovery and social justice - and balancing these with considerations of risk - are core themes running through the text. The book contains a number of examples and points for reflection intended to encourage critical thinking and further exploration of the issues. Suggestions for additional reading and resources are offered at the end of each chapter. Overall the book provides a valuable framework for understanding and responding to mental health issues that will be useful for social work students and practitioners as well as a wider audience.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

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Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Approved Mental Health Practice

Essential Themes for Students and Practitioners

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Author: Sarah Matthews,Philip O'Hare,Jill Hemmington

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137000155

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The role of the approved mental health professional requires the ability to make sound and ethical decisions based on knowledge of mental health issues, psychiatry and the law. Critical thinking and analysis are integral to the role, and practitioners need to be able to balance technical knowledge with the ability to reflect on their own, and the professional, value base. This much-needed text not only covers the core themes and issues pertaining to approved mental health practice, but also encourages readers to critically reflect on what makes best practice. The book begins by examining underpinning frameworks, including law, policy, and ethics, and goes on to assess current issues and challenges such as the experience of service users, the impact of space and place, and the need for evidence based practice. Drawing on the voices and perspectives of practitioners in the field, this book not only covers what professionals need to know, but also debates responses for an occupation in times of uncertainty and change.

Medical Ethics and Law

The Core Curriculum

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Author: R. A. Hope,Julian Savulescu,Judith Hendrick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443103372

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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This is a short textbook of ethics and law aimed primarily at medical students. The book is in two sections. The first considers general aspects of ethics (in the context of medicine); the second section covers the topics identified in the 'consensus agreement' (consent, confidentiality, genetics, reproductive medicine, children, mental health, end of life, resource allocation, research, and disease, disability and human enhancement). The content of medical law is not intended to be comprehensive and relates very much to the ethical issues.

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Mental Health

A Guide to Their Use in Improving Care

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Author: Paula Whitty,Martin Eccles

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857758375

Category: Medical

Page: 133

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This book describes the user-focused action evaluation approach for evaluating health programmes policies and changes. It shows that evidence for making decisions can be gathered using a broader range of methods than is usually recognised in healthcare. In asking 'evaluation for whom and for what?' the book defines validity of evidence in relation to usefulness as well as in terms of whether systematic methods were followed. Managers practitioners policy makers researchers and students will find this a practical and readable book. It gives the tools to make sense of an evaluation quickly as well as guidance for carrying one out and ensuring that evaluators gather evidence which can be used for better informed decisions.