Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983

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Author: Great Britain. Department of Health,Social Services and Public Safety Department of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113228232

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 336

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This reference guide is intended as a source of reference for people who want to understand the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 (ISBN 9780105420835) as it is amended by the Mental Health Act 2007 (ISBN 9780105412076). It sets out the main provisions of the Act and the associated secondary legislation as they will stand at 3 November 2008 (which is when the majority of the amendments made by the Mental Health Act 2007 take effect). The guide is about the Act as it applies in England. Guidance on the way the Act should be applied in practice is given in the revised Code of practice (2008, ISBN 9780113228096)

The Pocketbook Guide To Mental Health Act Assessments

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Author: Claire Barcham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245080

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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This pocketbook for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) is a useful guide, not only for social workers but also those in the social care profession considering a route into AMHP and doctors. It provides a quick reference tool for helping to conduct assessments and implement decisions quickly.

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

Department of Health: Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007: Response to the report of the Health Committee of the House of Commons - Cm. 8735

Response to the Report of the Health Committee of the House of Commons

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Author: Great Britain. Department of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101873529

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 16

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Dated October 2013. Response to the Committee's first report of session 2013-14 (HC 584, ISBN 9780215061485). The Mental Health Act 2007 ch. 12 is available separately (ISBN 9780105412076)

Mental Health Law 2E A Practical Guide

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Author: Basant Puri,Robert Brown,Heather McKee,Ian Treasaden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 144414975X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Completely updated to reflect current changes in the law and in practice, Mental Health Law: A Practical Guide is a concise and approachable handbook to mental health law for students and professionals working in psychiatric settings. Easy-to-read, practical, and illustrated with case examples and a wealth of practical advice to guide you through many complex legal issues Multidisciplinary approach written by specialist authors and key opinion leaders who understand the practical issues you face Fully updated and expanded to include the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 so that you are totally up to date Provides clear guidance, practical pointers, and all you need to know about mental health law implementation This authoritative guide will serve as a comprehensive introduction and long-term resource manual for trainee and qualified psychiatrists as well as nurses, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists working in mental health.

Code of Practice

Mental Health Act 1983

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Author: Great Britain. Department of Health

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113228096

Category: Law

Page: 388

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This Code of Practice is a reference tool for those dealing with, and caring for people admitted to hospital and care homes with mental health problems. Authored by the Department of Health and produced following wide consultation with those who provide and receive services under the Mental Health Act, this publication will come into force on 3 November 2008. Through the Mental Health Act 2007, the Government has updated the 1983 Act to ensure it keeps pace with the changes in the way that mental health services are - and need to be - delivered. This publication provides guidance and advice to registered medical practitioners, approved clinicians, managers and staff of hospitals, and approved mental health professionals on how they should proceed when undertaking duties under the Act. It also gives guidance to doctors and other professionals about certain aspects of medical treatment for mental disorder more generally. The Mental Health Act Code of Practice is also aimed at all of those working in primary care, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts as well as solicitors and attorneys who advise on mental health law. The Code should also be beneficial to the police and ambulance services and others in health and social services (including the independent and voluntary sectors) involved in providing services to people who are, or may become, subject to compulsory measures under the Act. It will also be a guide for those working with people with specific mental health needs such as those in nursing and care homes, and those in prison.

A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

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Author: Paul Taylor,Karen Corteen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447312627

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning ‘care’ versus ‘control’ and ‘therapy’ versus ‘security’ is now commonplace. Indeed, the ‘hybridisation’ of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.

Mental Health Law in Nursing

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Author: Richard Murphy,Philip Wales

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257625

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Mental health nursing students need to understand their legal duties towards all clients, including specific laws for care of detained patients. Yet these laws can be comples, confusing, and difficult to relate to the reality of nursing care. This book is a clear guide to the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice which explains the specific duties, responsibilities and powers of mental health nurses and the care of detained patients in particular. It explains the most frequently encountered parts of the Act and Code and clarifies common misunderstandings. It outlines dilemmas faced by nurses which may arise from possible conflicting responsibilities. It also gives an introduction to other major legal considerations that mental health nursing students need. Key features: Specific guide to the law for mental health nursing students, written by experienced practitioners involved in MHA regulation in England Case studies and examples help the reader relate the law to their clinical practice Multiple choice questions and acticvities help students to develop confidence and become critical and independent learners Linked to relevant NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education.

Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health

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Author: Vicki Coppock,Bob Dunn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446246573

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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'An excellent introduction to the main themes of social work and mental health. It provides a comprehensive summary of contemporary debates and perspectives around mental health practice. I would recommend this to all social work students.' - Philip O'Hare, University of Central Lancashire "This book is a timely restatement of the central role of social work in mental health. In this important work, Coppock and Dunn have developed a well written and closely argued case for retaining social work skills as a key part of a truly integrated mental health system." - Terry Bamford, Director, Social Perspectives Network This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their carers. Reflecting the core values, skills and knowledge frameworks required for professional social work qualification in the mental health context, this book will enable students to: - Understand mental health theory and practice as a contested arena. - Recognise professional differences and inter-professional strengths. - Tolerate uncertainty and complexity in practice. - Develop critically as reflexive mental health practitioners. Included in the text are practice dilemmas, chapter summaries, and resources to aid further study.

Blackstone's Guide to the Mental Health Act 2007

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Author: Paul Bowen

Publisher: Blackstone Press

ISBN: 9780199217113

Category: Law

Page: 580

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This new Blackstone's Guide provides the full text of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the main provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as amended by the MHA 2007, as well as the remaining provisions of the 2007 Act, together with an expert chapter by chapter narrative clearly explaining the impact of the new Act on the 1983 and 2005 Acts. Key changes introduced by the Mental Health Act 2007 include; - A new definition of 'mental disorder' - The abolishment of existing classifications of'mental illness', 'psychopathic disorder', 'mental impairment' and 'severe mental impairment' - The abolishment of the existing exclusions for prosmicuity, immoral conduct, sexual deviancy etc. - A new requirement that 'appropriate treatment' be available for all forms of mental disorder before detention may be authorised, whilst removing the 'treatability' requirement for patients suffering from psychopathic disorder - A new power to control and treat patients in the community - Amendments tothe 'nearest relative' provisions to bring them into line with the ECHR - A new framework of safeguards for incapacitated de facto detained 'Bournewood' patients (to amend the Mental Capacity Act) The narrative clearly explains how the Act amends the1983 Act and the 2005 Act, discusses the interface between the two, and the human rights implications of compulsory detention and treatment by reference to key cases such as Bournewood, IH, and Von Brandenburg. The Guide's accessible and clear layout makes it an ideal quick reference text. The appendices include the full text of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the 2007 Act as well as the remaining provisions of the Mental Health Act 2007. The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer timely and expert commentary on the meaning and effects of the legislation, plus a copy of the Act itself. The Guides are a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

Pocketbook of Emergency Care E-Book

A Quick Reference Guide for Paramedics

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Author: Colonel Timothy J Hodgetts,Malcolm Woollard,Ian Greaves,Keith Porter,Chris Wright

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049336

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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The Pocketbook of Emergency Care is the first text designed for use by the professional paramedic at the roadside. The contents are formatted to be easily accessible when specific informatoin is required in an emergency situation. Although arimed at paramedics it is a useful, practical handbook for emergency medical technicians, advanced first aiders, combat medical technicians and practitioners of emergency medical care in remote and rural environments. The book covers the immediate management of acute medical emergencies, major trauma, minor injuries and environmental problems as well as covering the interaction with other emergency services and coping with major incidents. The Pocketbook is an up-to-date synopsis of pre-hospital emergency medicine and includes the most recent European Resuscitation Council algorithms along with recent military medical advances in the management of major trauma patients. The text is based on the popular Emergency Care Textbook for Paramedics, also published by Saunders Elsevier, which can be used as a reference text in conjunction with the Pocketbook. • essential guidelines for paramedic practice • presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference • illustrated • flexicover for durability

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

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Author: Anthony Harbour

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428005

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Children and young people with complex mental health needs are increasingly being cared for within specialist mental health care settings, either in the community or in in-patient facilities. With rapid social developments, it can be difficult for carers and practitioners to keep track of the law in this area. This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, their rights and entitlement to service, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. A chapter written by Mary Mitchell considers the diagnosis and management of complex mental illness in young people, and a concluding chapter discusses changes in the law. Jargon-free and accessibly written, this is an invaluable guide for professionals working in child and adolescent health and social care, social workers, youth workers, social welfare policy makers, medical professionals, teachers, educational professionals and students, as well as advocates for children and young people.

Mental Capacity Act Manual

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Author: Richard Martin Jones

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780421918207

Category: Capacity and disability

Page: 146

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Provides a comprehensive guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 soon after it receives Royal Assent Shows how the new Act interacts with the Mental Health Act 1983 Analyses the implications of the Act for each group involved - patients, local authorities, medical professionals, independent care homes, hospitals, etc Clarifies the new decision making mechanisms which will allow decisions to be taken on behalf of people lacking mental capacity Explains the new legal test that must be used to establish capacity Goes through the defences available for breach of the Act Explains the scope of the new lasting powers of attorney Deals with related areas such as the financial affairs of a person without capacity Details the new powers of the Court of Protection Covers mental capacity in both clinical and care scenarios Acts as a companion volume to the Mental Health Act Manual

A Guide to the Civil Partnerships Act 2004

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Author: Steve Richards

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN: 9781903909799

Category: Civil unions

Page: 154

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This latest publication in the Emerald Home Lawyer Series, Guide to the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 is a concise guide to the rights of individuals in relation to the new law covering same sex unions.

The Nearest Relative Handbook

Second Edition

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Author: David Hewitt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426902

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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When a person is subject to the Mental Health Act, many of his or her principal rights are taken away. It is the function of the nearest relative to compensate for that loss. This fully updated second edition explains how the nearest relative is identified, and how in some cases he or she might be displaced. It also contains a wealth of new case examples and illustrative scenarios, providing a succinct discussion of each significant case and incorporating all the very latest changes to the Mental Health Act. The Nearest Relative Handbook will be an invaluable aid to those who find themselves in a professional relationship with a nearest relative, to those who are or wish to be a nearest relative and to anyone needing to make sense of the relevant statutory provisions.

The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book

A Textbook and Study Course

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Author: Clare Stephenson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0080982557

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine is a unique textbook for students and practitioners of complementary medicine, offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine. Practitioners of complementary medicine increasingly find themselves working alongside conventionally trained doctors and nurses and it is vital for them to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and philosophy. The book is designed as a guide to understanding conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, whilst also encouraging the reader to reflect on and translate how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. Throughout the text the practitioner/student is encouraged to see that conventional and more holistic interpretations are not necessarily contradictory, but instead are simply two different approaches to interpreting the same truth, that truth being the patient's symptoms. After introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, there follow sections devoted to each of the physiological systems of the body. In these, the physiology of each system is explored together with the medical investigation, symptoms and treatments of the important diseases which might affect that system. As each disease is described, the reader is encouraged to consider the corresponding Chinese medical perspective. The textbook concludes with chapters relating specifically to dealing with patients in practice. In particular these focus on warning signs of serious disease, supporting patients on medication and ethical issues which may arise from management of patients which is shared with conventional practitioners. The book also offers a detailed summary of 'Red Flag symptoms' which are those which should be referred for 'Western' medical investigation or emergency medical treatment, and also a guide to how patients can be safely supported in withdrawing from conventional medication, when this is clinically appropriate. Those wishing to use the text for systematic study can make use of the question and problem-solving approach offered on the accompanying CD to which references to self study exercises appear at regular stages throughout the book. This means that the text can be easily adapted to form the basis of a study course in clinical medicine for students of complementary medicine. In addition to the self-testing questions and answers, the supporting CD also contains checklists for revision and full-colour illustrations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Clare Stephenson is a qualified medical practitioner who worked in hospital medicine, general practice and public health medicine for a number of years before training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Over the course of a decade she developed and taught an undergraduate course for students of Chinese medicine on Western medicine and how it relates to TCM. She is particularly committed to encouraging communication and understanding between practitioners of different health disciplines. She currently works as a GP in Oxfordshire.