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Discharged from Mental Hospitals : Issues in Mental Health - Philip Bean

Discharged from Mental Hospitals

Issues in Mental Health

Paperback Published: 10th November 1992
ISBN: 9780333447888
Number Of Pages: 196

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This text looks at the impact of the transfer of mental patients from the mental hospital to the community as it affects patients and staff alike after the patients leave the hospital. The book deals with a number of matters raised by decarceration, not the least about the types of care to be experienced by the patients and the likelihood of offering forms of rehabilitation. Other matters dealt with include: the likely effect of a community treatment order should it be introduced, the possibilities and avenues for the patient to pursue litigation for negligence and the impact of community care in the criminal justice system. Finally, the book looks at the effect discharge policies have had on the use of the Mental Health Act 1983.

List of Tables - Introduction: An Overview of the Discharged - Getting Out of Mental Hospitals - Community Provision and the Link with the Mental Hospital - Sectorisation and Social Control: The Alternative to the Mental Hospital - The Community Treatment Orders - The Rights of Mental Patients in the Community - Discharges of the Mentally Disordered Offender - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333447888
ISBN-10: 0333447883
Series: Issues in Mental Health
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 10th November 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 12.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 10