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From courtroom to clinic : legal cases that changed mental health treatment

Author: Peter Ash
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Why do present-day mental health professionals practice the way that they do? Over the past fifty years, a number of landmark court holdings have changed such basic principles as what material is confidential, how civil commitment and involuntary treatment are conducted, and when a therapist has a duty to protect the public from a dangerous patient. Unlike most legal texts, this volume explores these complex  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ash
ISBN: 9781108432658 1108432654 9781108421515 1108421512
OCLC Number: 1099671388
Description: xiii, 170 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Raising American standards in the treatment of persons with mental illness Wyatt vs. Stickney (1972) / Susan Hatters Friedman --
The limits of hospitalization after commitment O'Connor vs. Donaldson (1975) / Deborah Giorgi-Guarnieri --
Who speaks for the children? : Parham vs. J. L & J. R. (1979) / Peter Ash --
The right to refuse treatment : Rogers vs. Commissioner of Department of Mental Health (1983) / Alec Buchanan --
The least restrictive alternative : Olmstead vs. L. C. & E. W. (1999) / Megan Testa --
Informed consent : Canterbury vs. Spence (1972) / Debra A. Pinals --
End of life decision making : Cruzan vs. Director, Missouri Department of Health (1990) / Richard Martinez --
Prohibiting psychiatrist-patient sex : Roy vs. Hartogs (1976) / Jacob M. Appel --
Psychotherapist-patient privilege : Jaffee vs. Redmond (1996) / Jacob M. Appel --
Protecting others from dangerous patients : Tarasoff vs. Regents of the University of California (1976) / Phillip J. Resnick --
The insanity defense : US vs. Hinckley (1982) / Alan W. Newman.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Ash.


Mental health professionals and educated laypersons will gain an understanding of why mental health treatment is practiced the way that it is through the human stories of the litigants involved.  Read more...


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