Advance directives in mental health : theory, practice and ethics /

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Author / Creator:Atkinson, Jacqueline M.
Imprint:London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
Description:1 online resource (215 pages)
Subject:Advance directives (Medical care)
Mental health laws.
Mental health services.
Advance Directives -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Mental Health Services -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Care Of The Mentally Ill.
Mental Health Law.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
Advance directives (Medical care)
Mental health laws.
Mental health services.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-206) and indexes.
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Summary:An advance directive is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent to treatment, or making informed choices about treatment, at some future time. Advance Directives in Mental Health is a comprehensive and accessible guide for mental health professionals advising service users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all ideological, legal and medical aspects of advance directives. Jacqueline Atkinson explains their origins and significance in the context of mental health legislation.
Other form:Print version: Atkinson, Jacqueline M. Advance directives in mental health. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007 9781843104834 1843104830