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How the law and welfare combine for children and families where there is parental mental illness: inter-country comparisons of professional practice

Author:
HETHERINGTON Rachael
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Europe, 8(3), 2001, pp.29-36.
Publisher:
Russell House

Reports on inter-country comparative research into social work practice. The project was set up to research the responses of mental health and child care welfare systems for children who have a mentally ill parent.

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An evaluation of guardianship under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984

Authors:
BEAN Alison, MACPHERSON Suzi, MCGUCKIN Ann
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive Central Research Unit
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Study of guardianship under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984. Includes analysis of 126 guardianships granted between 1998 and 1999, analysis of court records and interviews with professionals and support groups.

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Consultation on medical treatments to be specified under Section 48 of Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Health Department
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive Health Department
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Consultation on compulsory treatments for adults with incapacity

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Job retention: developing a service

Author:
BUTTERWORTH Roger
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Review, 6(4), December 2001, pp.17-20.
Publisher:
Pier Professional

Reports on the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust's work development programme, which is a NHS Beacon award winner. Looks at the origins and development of the service.

Journal article

Lack of care

Author:
PARSONS Andrew
Journal article citation:
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Care, 4(12), August 2001, p.416.
Publisher:
Pavilion

A psychiatric patient known to be at high risk commits suicide. Can the trust be held responsible in law? Uses two case examples to provide an illustration of the circumstances that can potentially constitute a lack of care in the eye of the law.

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Renewing mental health law: a policy statement

Author:
SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
79p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Policy statement from the Scottish Executive on proposals for a new Mental Health Act for Scotland. The paper sets out the framework of the new Act and goes on to look at more specific issues such as: compulsory treatment; rights of users and carers; vulnerable people; the Mental Welfare Commission; offenders with mental health problems; and making the Act work.

Journal article

Access to advocacy

Author:
LUDWID Audrey
Journal article citation:
Diverse Minds Magazine, 10, October 2001, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
MIND

Looks at the proposed changes for advocacy services and asks whether they will benefit black and ethnic minority mental health service users.

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The potential impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on mental health services

Author:
INYAMA Chinyere
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Review, 6(3), September 2001, pp.29-32.
Publisher:
Pier Professional

The Human Rights Act 1998 introduces the European Convention of Human Rights into English law (although the courts will not be bound by European Court of Human Rights case law). This article sets out the parts of the Act and the European Convention of Human Rights that are likely to have most relevance to the mental health services and, in the light of the Act's provisions, highlights the issues to be considered in the delivery of mental health services.

Journal article

The Human Rights Act 1998 and mental health law

Authors:
CURRAN Christopher, GRIMSHAW Catherine, HEWITT David
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 109, May 2001, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
MIND

Outlines some of the main provisions that apply within a mental health setting.

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Time for an incapacity act? The case against another Mental Health Act

Author:
SULLIVAN Danny
Journal article citation:
Young Minds Magazine, 52, May 2001, p.17.
Publisher:
YoungMinds

Argues that the Government's plans for a new Mental Health Act are inherently discriminatory and suggests it is time, instead, for an Incapacity Act applicable to everyone, not just those with a mental illness.

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