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Eating or Treating? Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents UK legislation concerning people with mental disorders. It provides an account of both Statute and Case Law, and It explains issues such as competence and coercive treatment in ... More


Mental Deficiency and the Welfare State

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the formation of the Welfare state in Great Britain from the perspective of mental deficiency policy. It analyses the extent to ... More


Protecting rights in mental health law: the relationship between the courts and mental health tribunals

Darius Whelan

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Ireland’s Mental Health Act 2001 requires that all involuntary admissions for mental disorder be reviewed within twenty-one days by a three-person Mental Health Tribunal. This chapter focuses on key ... More


The Parliamentary Politics of Mental Deficiency

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses issues relevant to the parliamentary politics of mental deficiency in Great Britain. The British legislature passed the Mental ... More


The Mental Health Act: Taking Stock of the Current Position and Thinking about the Future

Peter Bartlett

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

There has been much debate on Mental Health Act reforms with little discussion of broader principles. Although everyone agrees that there are problems and have a view on how those problems ought to ... More


Mental health: safe, sound and supportive?1

Jon Glasby, Helen Lester, and Emily McKie

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the contested nature of mental health provision within the context of proposed legislative changes, exploring the key ethical dilemmas that are raised. It discusses the proposed ... More


The Mental Health Act: dual diagnosis, public protection and legal dilemmas in practice

Graham Noyce

in Risk and rehabilitation: Management and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447300205
eISBN:
9781447307778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300205.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The idea of dual diagnosis is investigated and what care pathways are available to offenders who have been identified as dually diagnosed clients (DDCs) under the Mental Health Act 1983. The problems ... More


Psychiatric admission in Ireland: the role of country of origin

Brendan D. Kelly

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the role of country of origin in relation to psychiatric admission status in Ireland. Data presented in this chapter demonstrate that schizophrenia is a particular problem in ... More


The politics of risk and mental health

Kenneth McLaughlin

in Social work, politics and society: From radicalism to orthodoxy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420459
eISBN:
9781447303572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420459.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter is about statutory mental health social work, particularly in relation to the contemporary concern with risk management and risk minimisation. Social work here is seen as having a ... More


Community and Public Mental Health Services in the United States: History and Programs

Anita Everett, Su Yeon Lee-Tauler, and Tanner Bommersbach

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the history and current status of community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) in the United States. The vast majority of individuals receiving behavioral health care today ... More


Conclusion

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the development and implementation of policies to address the mental deficiency ... More


Scotland gives a lead

David Donnison

in Speaking to power: Advocacy for health and social care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420381
eISBN:
9781447303589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420381.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter addresses the following questions: Why did Scotland give a lead in setting up advocacy services? Why did it focus particularly on the needs of people with mental disorders? The chapter ... More


Epilogue

Paul Gionfriddo

in Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168281
eISBN:
9780231537155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter argues how to break the chain of neglect of people with mental illness. Firstly, people must change their perception of mental illness; it is a set of chronic diseases of the brain, not ... More


Legal Regulation of Treatment for Depression

Hugh Series

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter reviews the legal regulation of treatment of depression as it exists in England and Wales, where medicinal products are regulated largely by the Medicines Act 1988 and the Misuse of ... More


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