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Psychiatry, Human Rights and the Law

Martin Roth, Alan A. Stone, Robert Bluglass, P. Sarteschi, G. B. Cassano, M. Mauri, A. Petracca, Robert J. Cambell, H. Helmchen, William H. Reid, Jean Floud, Nigel Walker, Sir John Wood, John R. Hamilton, John Gunn, Larry Gostin, Margaret A. Somerville, Villars Lunn
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521112789

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  • This thought-provoking volume is based on papers given by practising and academic lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, forensic experts and sociologists to a recent conference in Cambridge. The contributors consider possible approaches towards the resolution of the main dilemmas that face psychiatry, society and the law, and towards healing the rifts that have developed between the different professions concerned with the mentally ill. They also consider the best means of promoting more humane, successful and socially efficient services.

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521112789
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The historical background: the past 25 years since the Mental Health Act of 1959 Martin Roth
    2. The social and medical consequences of recent legal reforms of mental health law in the USA Alan A. Stone
    3. The recent Mental Health Act in the United Kingdom Robert Bluglass
    4. Medical and social consequences of the Italian Psychiatric Care Act of 1978 P. Sarteschi, G. B. Cassano, M. Mauri and A. Petracca
    5. Lessons for the future drawn from United States legislation and experience Robert J. Cambell
    6. Recent developments in relation to mental health and the law in the Federal Republic of Germany H. Helmchen
    7. Psychopathy and dangerousness William H. Reid
    8. Dangerousness in social perspective Jean Floud
    9. Psychiatric explanations as excuses Nigel Walker
    10. Detention of patients: administrative problems facing Mental Health Review Tribunals Sir John Wood
    11. Developments in forensic psychiatry services in the National Health Service John R. Hamilton
    12. The role of psychiatry in prisons and 'the right to punishment John Gunn
    13. Human rights in mental health Larry Gostin
    14. Changes ion mental health legislation as indicators of changing values and policies Margaret A. Somerville
    15. The Danish experience: one model of psychiatric testimony to courts of law Villars Lunn
    16. A postscript on the discussions at the Cambridge Conference on Society, Psychiatry and the Law Martin Roth and Robert Bluglass.

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    Martin Roth

    Robert Bluglass

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    Martin Roth, Alan A. Stone, Robert Bluglass, P. Sarteschi, G. B. Cassano, M. Mauri, A. Petracca, Robert J. Cambell, H. Helmchen, William H. Reid, Jean Floud, Nigel Walker, Sir John Wood, John R. Hamilton, John Gunn, Larry Gostin, Margaret A. Somerville, Villars Lunn

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