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Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law : Fighting for Social Justice.

Author/Creator:
Callard, Felicity.
Publication:
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (350 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation.
Mental health laws.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Intro
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 law
2.5 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 Workplace
5.1 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 legislation
8.4 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 investigation
References
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)
12.6 Other complaints mechanisms
12.7 Advocacy
References
13 Summary and Conclusions
References
14 International and Regional Instruments, Standards, Guidelines and Declarations
14.1 International instruments and standards
14.2 Regional human rights systems, treaties, conventions, charters and standards
14.3 Non-binding standards, guidelines and declarations
14.4 Full texts
15 Examples of Disability Legislation from Across the World
16 Organisations and Resources
16.1 Legislation libraries and databases.
16.2 World Health Organization literature and resource
16.3 Other intergovernmental organisations and resources
16.4 Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and resources
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Sartorius, Norman.
Arboleda-Flórez, Julio.
Bartlett, Peter.
Helmchen, Hanfried.
Stuart, Heather.
Taborda, José.
Thornicroft, Graham.
Arboleda-Flórez, Julio.
Taborda, José.
Other format:
Print version: Callard, Felicity Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law
ISBN:
9781119945345
9781119953548
OCLC:
792684799