Mental health and mental capacity law*

Nigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox, Richard Latham and Seán Whyte

in Forensic Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199562824
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740800 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Mental health and mental capacity law*

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Historical development - Relationship to other areas of law - Principles of mental health laws - Roles of professionals and relatives - Procedures for using civil powers - Civil admission for assessment - Emergency civil procedures - Civil admission for treatment - Consent to treatment - Leave from hospital - Civil community treatment - Aftercare - Police powers under mental health law - Court-ordered pre-sentence assessment - Court-ordered sentence of treatment - Other court orders - Transfer from prison for treatment - Restriction orders and directions - Appeal against detention & treatment - Human rights law - European Convention on Human Rights - Misuse of mental health law - Principles of mental capacity law - Details of mental capacity law - Capacity in children and adolescents - Advance statements - Powers of attorney - Court powers in mental incapacity - Detention in mental incapacity - Mental capacity and other social roles - Other powers to detain or treat - The rights of victims of patients

Chapter.  24895 words. 

Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry

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