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

View: 1987

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mental Health Law in England and Wales

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

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Author: Robert Brown,Paul Barber,Debbie Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184445441X

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Mental Health Law in England and Wales is a complete guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended by the 2007 Act, and is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work for any mental health professional - from social workers and occupational therapists, to GPs and nurses. It will also be of value to patients and their elatives and carers. Featuring clear guidance on how mental health law operates in practice, this book also describes in close detail how people can be admitted to psychiatric hospital or treated within the community. This revised second edition contains important updates including the Mental Health Tribunal Practice Directions and the recent introduction of the Care Quality Commission and the Health Inspectorate (Wales). The 2007 amendment to the Mental Health Act provides a legal basis for informal admission, compulsory admission (sometimes referred to as 'sectioning'), as well as guardianship and the new Community Treatment Order, and this too is covered and explained. Also dealt with are the provisions for mentally disordered offenders who may come into mental health services via the courts or by being transferred from prison. Written by a Solicitor, a Mental Health Act Commissioner and an Approved Social Worker with working experience of putting the law into practice, this book includes: " The full text of the main body of the Mental Health Act (as amended) , as well as the relevant rules and regulations. " Practical advice and checklists for working with the Act. " Updated Case Law and relevant case examples to illustrate key points.

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.