Wheelers Books

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

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

International human rights law challenges core tenets of mental health law, policy and practice. This book explores this challenge.

Usually ships 6-12 working days – Title is in stock with supplier internationally

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781316506134
Barcode 9781316506134
Published 13 December 2018 by Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Gooding, Piers
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Availability Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $102.50 Wheelers price
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781316506134
ISBN-10 1316506134
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 13 December 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gooding, Piers
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category Human Rights
Social Law
Clinical Psychology
Number of Pages 295
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 law, 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.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Wonderful achievement, breaking new ground on the implications of the CRPD for mental health law, policy, and practice. A compelling resource for leaders with and without disabilities in the examination of human rights and personal autonomy as foundational elements for an inclusive world for all people.' Peter Blanck, Chairman Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, New York, and author of eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities 'This book is very timely, and with its professionalism and eloquence it will contribute vitally to much-needed discourse on mental healthcare and psychiatry in the post-CRPD era. Today, there remain so many myths and misunderstandings that have built up during long years of discrimination in the name of medicine and psychiatry - so much so, that many have become accepted as 'common sense'. There is an obvious need for basic changes in laws, policies and services, but firstly - in attitudes. This book will be extremely helpful to all those who are willing to make a change.' Dainius Puras, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health 'This book is a finely balanced analysis of the need to rethink mental health law, policy and practice from a human rights perspective. It is highly accessible, clear and well argued. It analyses the needs for reform and change, and the 'tremendous strategies ... required to align law, policy and practice in the mental health context with human rights aspirations for the twenty-first century' (page 5). The author notes there are no absolute answers to contested questions including that of non-consensual psychiatric intervention. Piers Gooding writes with authority and provides a valuable resource for all who will be grappling with these crucial matters in the years ahead.' Helen Herrman AO, Professor of Psychiatry, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's Bio

Piers Gooding is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne. He has held a number of teaching and research appointments, including at Monash University, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and as a visiting research fellow at King's College London. His research focuses on disability law and policy, with a special focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

^ top