Legal Issues in Mental Health Care by Barbara A. Weiner J.D., Robert M. Wettstein M.D. (auth.)

By Barbara A. Weiner J.D., Robert M. Wettstein M.D. (auth.)

I. assessment felony matters in psychological HeaIth Care is aimed toward the psychological healthiness clinician who offers prone on both an inpatient or an outpatient foundation. it's written for psychiatrists, psychologists, social staff, nurses, and different therapists to aid them comprehend and deal with felony concerns of their day-by-day perform. the problems coated follow to therapists who paintings for an employer or clinic as weil as those that paintings independently. The booklet is intended to function a guide, however it additionally offers a brief source as criminal questions come up that are regarding the tasks of the therapist. It advert­ clothes the felony concerns that confront the clinician. it's not aimed toward the clinicianwho focuses on forensie psychological well-being concerns, as the info supplied doesn't achieve that point of element or sophistication. neither is it aimed toward the student, simply because our target is to supply functional info in a transparent and concise layout. Wehave no longer addressed the wide variety of legislation retaining the mentally disabled from discrirnina­ tion-most significantly, the americans with Disabilities Act (1990)and the reasonable Housing Act. so much states even have legislation that restrict discrimination in employment, prone, and housing. those concerns are past the scope of this e-book simply because we're handle­ ing the felony matters that come up in offering care, instead of the rights of mentally disabled individuals. eleven. association OF THE booklet The booklet includes 11 chapters and a word list of criminal Terms.

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Examination and cross-examination of witnesses. Ability to present legal arguments in support of position. Decision by a judge or jury. Basis for decision will be explained if made by a judge. 7. Right to appeal. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Introduction to the Legal System 15 3. They also have the right to hire an attorney to represent them. Only in instances where someone can be deprived of liberty is he automatically entitled to an attorney paid for by public funds if he is indigent. This occurs in all criminal proceedings carrying a penalty of imprisonment and in civil commitment proceedings.

1986). ). St. Paul: West. ; & Wren , J. (1984). The legal research manual, Mad ison , WI: A-R Edition s, Inc. 2 The Role of the Attorney in the Mental Health System I. Th e Adversarial Process • 11. The Attorney's Perspective • 111. Points of Attorney Involvement • A. Repre senting the Mentally Disabled • B. Rep resen ting the State • C. Representing the Fam ily • D. Repr esenting th e Treatment Facility • E. Representing th e Treatm ent Provider • F. Representing Child ren in Juvenil e Proceed ings • IV.

The index is published monthly, and it annually provides a title, author, and subject index. References to law review articles contain many abbreviations. One example is "Plotkin, Limiting the Therapeutic Orgy: Mental Patients' Right to Refuse Treatment, 72 Nw. Rev. " This citation provides the author's last name and the title of the article ; 72 is the volume number of the Northwestern University Law Review, 461 is the page number on which the article begins, and 1978 is the year the article was published.

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