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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 ...
A sharper focus: Part 1
In the first of two articles Andrea Ward and Jan Dewing describe how focus groups were used to give older people a greater say in shaping health care.
Are psychiatrists affecting the legal process by answering legal questions?
Background: Psychiatrists are often asked to answer legal questions. The extent to which they answer strictly legal rather than medical matters is not known.; Aim: To investigate how strongly psychiatrists in England and ...
Social circumstances reports presented to mental health review tribunals
This paper describes the social circumstances report, written for the MHRT in an historical setting, and incorporates a small-scale audit to determine the effect of implementing national guidelines in July 2002. Sixty ...
The Mental Health Act, approved clinician and supervised community treatment orders
The paper considers the context of the amendments to the Mental Health Act and the implications for clinical and forensic psychologists as approved clinicians. The following concerns are raised: 1. The draft Mental Health ...
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 ...