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An overview of the mental health system in Gaza: An assessment using the World Health Organization's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS)
BACKGROUND: Mental health system reform is urgently needed in Gaza to respond to increasing mental health consequences of conflict. Evidence from mental health systems research is needed to inform decision-making. We aimed ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Inpatient forensic-psychiatric care: Legal frameworks and service provision in three European countries
Laws governing the detention and treatment of mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) vary widely across Europe, yet little information is available about the features of these laws and their comparative advantages and ...
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 ...