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Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws.

Author: Bernadette McSherry; Penelope Weller
Publisher: Oxford : Hart Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mental health laws exist in many countries to regulate the involuntary detention and treatment of individuals with serious mental illnesses. 'Rights-based legalism' is a term used to describe mental health laws that refer to the rights of individuals with mental illnesses somewhere in their provisions. The advent of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities makes it timely to rethink  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McSherry, Bernadette.
Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws.
Oxford : Hart Publishing Ltd, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette McSherry; Penelope Weller
ISBN: 9781847315960 1847315968 9781849460835 1849460833
OCLC Number: 703137778
Notes: Prelims; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Table of International Instruments; Part 1 Introduction; 1 Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws; Part 2 Historical Foundations; 2 Institutionalising the Community: The Codification of Clinical Authority and the Limits of Rights-Based Approaches; 3 Lost in Translation: Human Rights and Mental Health Law; 4 The Fusion Proposal: A Next Step?; Part 3 The International Human Rights Framework and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
5 The Expressive, Educational and Proactive Roles of Human Rights: An Analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities6 Involuntary Treatment Decisions: Using Negotiated Silence to Facilitate Change?; 7 Abolishing Mental Health Laws to Comply with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Part 4 Gaps between Law and Practice; 8 Rights-Based Legalism: Some Thoughts from the Research; 9 Extra-Legislative Factors in Involuntary Status Decision-Making; 10 Civil Admission Following a Finding of Unfitness to Plead.
Part 5 Review Processes and the Role of Tribunals11 Involuntary Mental Health Treatment Laws: The 'Rights' and the Wrongs of Competing Models?; 12 Reviews of Treatment Decisions: Legalism, Process and the Protection of Rights; 13 Mental Health Law and Its Discontents: A Reappraisal of the Canadian Experience; 14 Compulsory Outpatient Treatment and the Calculus of Human Rights; Part 6 Access to Mental Health Services; 15 Rights-Based Legalism and the Limits of Mental Health Law: The United States of America's Experience.
16 The Right of Access to Mental Health Care: Voluntary Treatment and the Role of the Law17 Thinking About the Rest of the World: Mental Health and Rights Outside the 'First World'; Index.
Description: 1 online resource (464 pages)
Contents: Prelims; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Table of International Instruments; Part 1 Introduction; 1 Rethinking Rights-Based Mental Health Laws; Part 2 Historical Foundations; 2 Institutionalising the Community: The Codification of Clinical Authority and the Limits of Rights-Based Approaches; 3 Lost in Translation: Human Rights and Mental Health Law; 4 The Fusion Proposal: A Next Step?; Part 3 The International Human Rights Framework and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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This collection addresses some of the current issues and problems arising from rights-based mental health laws.  Read more...

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...a thought provoking book for those with an interest in this field and I would recommend it. Sean McParland Frontline No. 84, Summer 2012

 
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