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Rethinking rights-based mental health laws / edited by Bernadette McSherry and Penelope Weller.

McSherry, Bernadette. 
Weller, Penelope. 
ISBN 978-1-84946-083-5 (pbk)
Oxford ; Hart Pub., 2010.
Engelska xxxiii, 430 p.
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  • Rethinking rights-based mental health laws / Bernadette McSherry and Penelope Weller -- Institutionalising the community : the codification of clinical authority and the limits of rights-based approaches / Philip Fennell -- Lost in transition : human rights and mental health law / Penelope Weller -- Fusion principle : a next step? / Neil Rees -- Expressive, educational and proactive roles of human rights : an analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities / Oliver Lewis -- Involuntary treatment decisions : using negotiated silence to facilitate change? / Annegret Kämpf -- Abolishing mental health laws to comply with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities / Tina Minkowitz -- Rights-based legalism : some thoughts from the research / Genevra Richardson -- Extra-legislative factors in involuntary status decision-making / Ian Freckelton -- Civil admission following a finding of unfitness to plead / Jill Peay -- Involuntary mental health treatment laws : the 'rights' and wrongs of competing models / Terry Carney -- Reviews of treatment decisions : legalism, process and the protection of rights / Mary Donnelly -- Mental health law and its discontents : a reappraisal of the Canadian experience / Joaquin Zuckerberg -- Compulsory outpatient treatment and the calculus of human rights / John Dawson -- Rights-based legalism and the limits of mental health law : the United States of America's experience / John Petrila -- Right of access tp mental health care : voluntary treatment and the role of the law / Bernadette McSherry -- Thinking about the rest of the world : mental health and rights outside the 'first world' / Peter Bartlett.
  • "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 the way in which the rights of individuals to autonomy and liberty are balanced against state interests in protecting individuals form harm to self or others." "This collection addresses some of the current issues and problems arising form rights-based mental health laws." "Many of the chapters in this collection emphasise the importance of moving away from the limitations of a negative rights approach to mental health laws towards more positive rights of social participation. While the law may not always be the best way through which to alleviate social and personal predicaments, legislation is paramount for the functioning of the mental health system. The aim of this collection is to encourage the enactment of legal provisions governing treatment, detention and care that are workable and conform to international human rights documents."--BOOK JACKET. 

Ämnesord

Mental health laws.  (LCSH)
Human rights.  (LCSH)
Mentally Ill Persons  -- legislation & jurisprudence. (MeSH)
Commitment of Mentally Ill  -- legislation & jurisprudence. (MeSH)
Mental Health Services  -- legislation & jurisprudence. (MeSH)

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K3608 (LCC)
344.04/4 (DDC)
Vnb:oe (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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