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Vol 22 No 9 Sept/Oct 2017

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Mental Health Law 6th ed isbn 9780414051201

Mental Health Law 5th ed


ISBN13: 9780414041691
New Edition ISBN: 9780414051201
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421522100
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The new edition of Mental Health Law by Brenda Hale (formerly Brenda Hoggett), brings together all the law relating to mentally disordered and mentally disabled people, covering both the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (also amended in 2007), together with the associated regulationsand Codes of Practice.

The impact of the Human Rights Act, and the case law both here and in theEuropean Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, is also discussed.

Mental Health Law covers all the issues:-

  • from the informal and compulsory care and treatment of people with mental disorders,
  • decision-making on behalf of people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves,
  • the safeguards against unjustified deprivation of liberty,
  • the role of mental health professionals, doctors and families in making these decisions,
  • and the powers of tribunalsand the courts.
The relevance of mental disorder in the criminal justice system and its effect uponother legal rights such as voting, marrying and making wills are also covered.

Mental Health Law not only gives a plain but critical account of all the law for health and social careprofessionals working or training to work in the field, as well as for legal practitioners and students,but also to enliven it with discussion of the principles and policies involved and with commentary tostimulate discussion.

Subjects:
Mental Health Law
Contents:
2. Mental Disorder, Mental Capacity and the Grounds for Intervention
3. Professionals and Families
4. The Machinery for Detaining People
5. Mentally Disordered Offenders
6. Treatment and Care
7. Moving Out and Moving On
8. Tribunals and Courts
9. Community Care
10. Legal Capacity and Legal Rights;1. Informality and Intervention: The Basics