A completely revised and update edition of this extremely successful title.
This unique book provides practitioners from a legal, mental health, social services or criminal justice background with a systematic guide to the relationship between mental health and Scots Law. Written by experts in both the fields of mental health and law, this title gives a complete overview of mental health from the perspective of those it affects as part of their profession: solicitors, psychiatrists, social workers and nurses.
The fact that it has been written by specialists from both the legal and mental health fields ensures that the information is presented in a manner accessible to professionals working in both areas.
The book also contains useful introductions to both mental disorder and the Scottish legal system to help people from different backgrounds. This brand new edition with a new author team will further expand on the impact of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment ) Scotland Act 2003 on those involved with mental health in Scotland. ( Inclusion of Code of Practice, new research findings.
More detail on effectiveness of Tribunals is included along with a new chapter on risk.
A description of the provisions of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 is also provided.