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A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy: Supported Decision-Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy: Supported Decision-Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Hardback)

By Gooding, Piers

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has generated new ideas and standards in healthcare and disability law and policy. In the mental health context, the CRPD directs governments to ensure people with mental impairments are treated equally before the l...aw, including ensuring people have access to the resources necessary to enjoy their rights. But what this means in practice remains unclear. In addition, current domestic laws that authorise involuntary psychiatric interventions stand at cross-purposes with the CRPD, which requires respect for the 'will, preference and rights' of persons with disabilities 'on an equal basis with others'. This book explores the implications of the CRPD for law, policy and practice that responds to the complex issues raised by mental health impairment and disability. It argues that the support framework of the CRPD holds potential to address persistent shortcomings in mental health law and policy.
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ISBN 9781107140745
Released NZ 13 Oct 2017
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
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ISBN-13 9781107140745
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 13 Oct 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gooding, Piers
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category International Human Rights Law
Social Law
Number of Pages 294
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 341.48
Weight 550g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Mental health laws
NBS Text International Law: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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