Decisions and dilemmas working with mental health law Jill Peay.
- Oxford Portland, Oregon Hart Publishing 2003.
1 online resource (238 p.)
- Mental health laws -- Great Britain.
- In the field of mental health law,we entrust decisions with consequences of the utmost gravity - decisions about compulsory medical treatment and the loss of liberty - to doctors and approved social workers. Yet, how do these non-lawyers make decisions where the legitimacy of those decisions derives from law? This book examines the practical, ethical and legal terrain of duo-disciplinary decision-making: given identical cases, what dilemmas do psychiatrists and approved social workers encounter, do they reach the same or similar decisions and, most critically, how are those decisions justified? At a time of ferment in mental health law this book, through its narrative format, aids a better understanding of the dilemmas posed
- 1. Robert Draper: A Case for Admission?
2. Clive Wright: A Case for Discharge?
3. Hazel Robinson: A Case for Compulsory Treatment?
4. Decision-making Research: Context and Content
5. Legal and Policy Context
- Description based upon print version of record.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement
Includes bibliographical references (pages -214) and index
- Publisher Number:
- 10.5040/9781472559432 doi
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