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Mental Health Law for Nurses

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ISBN13: 9780632039890
ISBN: 0632039892
Published: January 1996
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £56.95

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Treatment of the mentally ill in the UK is governed by the Mental Health Act (1983) and the Code of Pracitce (S.118) published in 1990 and reviewed periodically by the Secretary of State. Nurses in any speciality may encounter patients suffering from mental disorder and therefore need to have an understanding of the legal principles involved.

Mental Health Law for Nurses provides an introduction and practical guide to the law and directives embodied in these. Nurses specialising in the care of the mentally ill or handicapped will find this a book for easy reference and directly relevant to their everyday practice.;This book provides coverage for community care homes and institutional settings. It includes questions and exercises to encourage debate and discussion. A comprehensive bibliography enables practitioners to follow-up areas of interest.

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Mental Health Law
The Code of Practice and other guidance
definitions, medical recommendations and implications
admission to hospital
mentally disordered offenders
information provision to patient and nearest relative
consent to treatment
appeals against detention
leave with consent under Section 17
returning the patient to hospital
transfer of patients
entering premises to take patient
police powers of arrest
the nearest relative
the role of the approved social worker and the social worker
community care
rectification of documents
the mental health managers
The Mental Health Act Commission
offences under the Act and staff protection against court action by the patient.