Mental illness, discrimination, and the law [electronic resource] : fighting for social justice / Felicity Callard ... [et al.].

Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation.
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This book describes clearly how legislation can be used to advance the rights and entitlements of people with mental health problems. Straightforward and practical, it provides useful information on how to address disabilities so these people may enjoy full citizenship. It presents the key issues succinctly and illustrates these with legislative examples from around the world. This book documents the role that law can play, at all levels, in combating such discrimination and abuse.
Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law; Contents; Acknowledgements; Glossary; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Using the law in the fight for social justice; 1.2 Whom are we addressing?; 1.3 The history of this book; 1.4 How the book has been organised; 1.5 Terms used to describe mental health problems; 1.6 Our authorial voice(s); References; 2 Principles and Concepts; 2.1 The tension between advancing the rights of people with mental health problems and attitudes in society; 2.2 Law relating to people with mental health problems: the historical context; 2.3 Discrimination
2.4 General versus specific law2.5 Importance of enforcement; 2.6 Social model of disability; 2.7 Capacity and competence; 2.8 Human rights; 2.9 Stigma, discrimination and 'structural violence'; 2.10 Social justice; 2.11 What comes next?; References; 3 Civil and Political Participation; 3.1 Voting; 3.2 Jury service; 3.3 Measures intended to optimise civil and political participation; References; 4 Legal Capacity, Decision-making, Discriminatory Statutes and Practice; 4.1 Guardianship and the legal right to make decisions; 4.2 Discriminatory statutes and practice; References
5 Work and the Workplace5.1 Mental health problems and labour force participation; 5.2 Intellectual disabilities and labour force participation; 5.3 Employment disability legislation; References; 6 Education; 6.1 United Nations Covenants and examples of country-based legislation; References; 7 Housing; 7.1 Discrimination in housing; 7.2 Examples of legislation; 7.3 Community living; References; 8 Social Security and Social Protection; 8.1 What are social security and social protection?; 8.2 Social security and social protection for people with mental health problems
8.3 Elements of social protection/social services legislation8.4 Implementation challenges; 8.5 Examples of legislation; References; 9 Health, Health Care and the Right to Health; 9.1 Inferior access to mental health care; 9.2 Excess rates of co-morbidity and mortality; 9.3 'Diagnostic overshadowing' and 'treatment overshadowing'; 9.4 The right to health; 9.5 Examples of legislation; References; 10 Protection Against Abuse and Research Involving Vulnerable Populations; 10.1 General considerations in research; 10.2 The nature of vulnerability; 10.3 Protection and remedies
10.4 The nature and quality of the investigationReferences; 11 Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental Illness; 11.1 Public health approaches to promotion and prevention; 11.2 UNCRPD in relation to mental health promotion and mental illness prevention; 11.3 Examples of legislation; 11.4 Other legislation to promote mental health and prevent mental illness; References; 12 Implementation and Enforcement; 12.1 Implementation plans and policies; 12.2 Participation: professional groups, service user organisations and carer organisations; 12.3 Inspections and visitation; 12.4 Hearings
12.5 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Callard, Felicity.