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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act 3rd ed isbn 9781909726246

A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781908020505
New Edition ISBN: 9781909726246
Published: July 2012
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is a 'how to' book guiding clinicians through the mental health legislation that they need to understand and use in their daily practice. It includes practical advice on detaining and treating patients, civil and court detentions, community treatment orders, consent to treatment and giving written and oral evidence for Mental Health Tribunals.

In addition to the Mental Health Act 1983 and its more recent amendments from 2007, the book also covers relevant aspects of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and illustrative case law.

This new edition takes into account changes brought about by the new Health and Social Care Act 2012. It includes the new form for consenting community treatment order patients and significant new case law that has a bearing on clinical decision-making. Tony Zigmond is a psychiatrist with many years experience of using the legislation in his clinical practice.

The book is written using the language of clinicians and includes practical answers to many of the questions regularly asked of the author during the many training courses for section 12 approval and Approved Clinician training that he has given.

Mental Health Law
Preface to the second edition.
Common abbreviations and terms.
Chapter 1: Setting the scene and the common law.
Chapter 2: The Human Rights Act in clinical practice.
Chapter 3: Capacity: the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Chapter 4: The Mental Health Act.
Chapter 5: The Mental Health Act: Part II (civil sections).
Chapter 6: Mental Health Act: Part III (sections relating to courts and prisons).
Chapter 7: Supervised Community Treatment and Community Treatment Orders.
Chapter 8: Mental Health Act: Part IV Consent to treatment.
Chapter 9: Appeals against detention/compulsion.
Chapter 10: Special provisions in relation to minors.
Chapter 11: How to become section 12(2) approved and/or an Approved Clinician.
Appendix 1: Guidelines and forms for Wales.
Appendix 2: Guidelines and forms for England.