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International Trends in Mental Health Laws

International Trends in Mental Health Laws

Edited by Bernadette McSherry

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Ensuring that mental health laws protect human rights in both theory and practice is an ongoing challenge. This volume explores the effect that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international trends in human rights may have on domestic mental health laws.

The topics covered include the criteria for civil commitment of individuals with serious mental illnesses, legal capacity and supported decision-making, advance directives, advocacy, community treatment orders and the importance of the integrity of the person in decisions to detain individuals for treatment.

 International Trends in Mental Health Law is a special issue (Volume 26 No 2) of the journal Law in Context.  You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.


CONTENTS

International Trends in Mental Health Laws: Introduction
Bernadette McSherry
The Disabilities Convention and its Consequences for Mental Health Laws in Australia
Annegret Kämpf
From Autonomy to Dignity: Treatment for Mental Disorders and the Focus for Patient Rights
Mary Donnelly
People with Psychosocial Impairments or Conditions, Reasonable Accommodation and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Anna Lawson
Supported Decision-Making and the Achievement of Non-Discrimination: The Promise and Paradox of the Disabilities Convention
Penny Weller
Protecting the Integrity of the Person: Developing Limitations on Involuntary Treatment
Bernadette McSherry
Advocacy and Participation in Mental Health Cases: Realisable Rights or Pipe-dreams?
Terry Carney, Fleur Beaupert, Julia Perry and David Tait
Community Treatment Orders and Human Rights
John Dawson
   

Published 27 November 2008
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback/166pp
ISBN 9781862877214
Australian RRP $49.95
International Price $45.00
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