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.
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.
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