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A review of the literature on the historical development of community mental health services in the United Kingdom
Community mental health encompasses a diverse range of statutory, voluntary and informal care services. However, little has been written about how changes in policy, legislation and philosophies throughout time impact on ...
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Law
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took effect in 2008. This paper discusses a number of flashpoints where the CRPD will require real and significant reconsideration of English ...
Mental illness, medicine and law
Identity, law, policy and communicating mental health
This paper reflects on the special edition, Communicating Mental Health, from the perspective of a legal academic with an interest in the service user rights and in United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with ...
The Code of Practice and the ambiguities of 'guidance'
Codes of Practice are a peculiarly UK phenomenon. I am aware of no other nation adopting this peculiar, quasi-legal and sort of binding mechanism as part of its mental health governance. They have been issued for both the ...
Editorial: Introduction to special edition on law and rights, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
This editorial presents an introduction to the special edition on law and rights. Much of the legal debate and development regarding mental health and rights in the last 15 years or so has sprung from international human ...
Mental health law in the community: Thinking about Africa
The new United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities creates a new paradigm for mental health law, moving from a focus on institutional care to a focus on community-based services and treatment. ...
'The necessity must be convincingly shown to exist': Standards for compulsory treatment for mental disorder under the Mental Health Act 1983
Current English law has few controls on the involuntary treatment of persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. In 2001, R (Wilkinson) v. Broadmoor Special Hospital Authority provided some hope that, in conjunction ...
National survey and analysis of barriers to the utilisation of the 2005 mental capacity act by people with bipolar disorder in England and Wales
BACKGROUND: The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) provides a legal framework for advance planning for both health and welfare in England and Wales for people if they lose mental capacity, for example, through mania or severe ...