Decisions and Dilemmas: Working with Mental Health Law (Paperback)Jill Peay (author)
Paperback 238 Pages / Published: 03/06/2003
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In the field of mental health law,we entrust decisions with consequences of the utmost gravity - decisions about compulsory medical treatment and the loss of liberty - to doctors and approved social workers. Yet, how do these non-lawyers make decisions where the legitimacy of those decisions derives from law? This book examines the practical, ethical and legal terrain of duo-disciplinary decision-making: given identical cases, what dilemmas do psychiatrists and approved social workers encounter, do they reach the same or similar decisions and, most critically, how are those decisions justified? At a time of ferment in mental health law this book, through its narrative format, aids a better understanding of the dilemmas posed.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
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