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Using the Mental Health Act

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ISBN13: 9781901242096
ISBN: 1901242099
Published: November 1997
Publisher: The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Format: video cassette;photocopy masters
Price: POA

A sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 is seen as vital for psychiatrists to function effectively in today's mental health services, particularly since the use of compulsory admission to hospital has risen considerably over the 1990s. The Act also has implications for care outside hospital and general practitioners are also regularly involved in using the Act and so need to be aware of its provisions.;This training pack has been produced with financial support from the Department of Health and St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton. It is intended to support the development of better training for psychiatrists seeking approval under Section 12 of the Act and to support the continuing education of psyciatrists and GPs.

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Foreword and acknowledgements; introductory notes; background to the current law; the current policy and service context; civil admission (part 2 of the Act); admission via the courts (part 3 of the Act); consent to treatment and the Mental Health Act; guidance on the treatment of anorexia nervosa under the Act; leave of absence; patients absent without leave; renewal of detention; duty of hospital managers to give information to detained patients; other powers and provisions; the responsible medical officer; the nearest relative; mental health review tribunals; hospital managers; after-care services; the care programme approach; supervised discharge; guardianship; the Department of Health guidance on discharge; supervision registers; risk assessment; criminal justice and Public Order Act; the Sex Offenders Act, 1997; glossary - the ""statutory players""; commonly used terms; quiz; planning a training session with the video. Appendix: masters for overhead projection slides.