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Published: 10 October 2013

712 Pages


ISBN: 9780199661503

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Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice

Fourth Edition

Peter Bartlett and Ralph Sandland

  • Well structured account of mental health law incorporating helpful case studies, which helps to put the theory into practice
  • Includes analysis of the law from socio-legal, historical, sociological, and cultural perspectives, encouraging students to consider a wide range of viewpoints when reflecting on the ethical issues raised
  • Extensive bibliography enables students to access additional writings on mental health, benefiting their research for essays and exams
  • Supported by an accompanying website (Online Resource Centre) which provides updates and web links, keeping students in touch with developments

New to this Edition:

  • Significant restructuring of the text to take account of changes in law, policy, and practice since the previous edition.
  • New and expanded coverage of various topics including: the 2007 reforms to the 1983 Mental Health Act; DOLS and the MHA/MCA interface; the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • New coverage on the interface between community care provision and the benefits and housing systems, as well as issues relating to access to employment.
  • Expanded coverage on children and mental health law.

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