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The Pocketbook Guide to Mental Health Act Assessments

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ISBN13: 9780335262502
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.99



Despatched in 7 to 9 days.

Fully revised and updated, the new edition of this handy pocketbook provides key advice for busy practitioners on the day-to-day aspects of using and applying the Mental Health Act.

The busy practitioner will find this guide invaluable for quickly finding the information they need to set up, undertake and complete an assessment under the Mental Health Act. The new edition features: up-to-date information reflecting the revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice, Reference Guide and case law; new advice on integrating the concept of Deprivation of Liberty in decision making during Mental Health Act Assessments; points to watch out for when assessing homeless people, and young people experiencing mental health problems; new guidance on joint working with the police, particularly in relation to s135; an expanded chapter focusing on using compulsion in the community, aimed at helping practitioners understand and use all available frameworks, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS); and, key points of law, highlights from the Code of Practice , checklists, flow charts and reminders provide clear and unambiguous guidance throughout.

This practical guide is not only suitable for new and experienced AMHPs, but also health professionals, the police and those considering studying for AMHP status.

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Subjects:
Mental Health Law
Contents:
1. The legal landscape
2. Setting up Mental Health Act assessments
3. Managing Mental Health Act assessments and making decisions
4. Implementing decisions and admission to hospital
Appendix 1 Local contacts for specialist groups of patients
Appendix 2 Admission to hospital: hospital managers section papers checklist
Appendix 3 The AMHP outline report: specimen example
Glossary
References and useful resources
Index