Mental illness, discrimination, and the law : fighting for social justice /

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Imprint:Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Description:xviii, 330 p. ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Mental health laws.
Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation.
Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation.
Mental health laws.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8829907
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Other authors / contributors:Callard, Felicity.
ISBN:9781119953548 (cloth)
1119953545 (cloth)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Glossary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1. Using the law in the fight for social justice
  • 1.2. Whom are we addressing?
  • 1.3. The history of this book
  • 1.4. How the book has been organised
  • 1.5. Terms used to describe mental health problems
  • 1.6. Our authorial voice(s)
  • References
  • 2. Principles and Concepts
  • 2.1. The tension between advancing the rights of people with mental health problems and attitudes in society
  • 2.2. Law relating to people with mental health problems: the historical context
  • 2.3. Discrimination
  • 2.4. General versus specific law
  • 2.5. Importance of enforcement
  • 2.6. Social model of disability
  • 2.7. Capacity and competence
  • 2.8. Human rights
  • 2.9. Stigma, discrimination and 'structural violence'
  • 2.10. Social justice
  • 2.11. What comes next?
  • References
  • 3. Civil and Political Participation
  • 3.1. Voting
  • 3.2. Jury service
  • 3.3. Measures intended to optimise civil and political participation
  • References
  • 4. Legal Capacity, Decision-making, Discriminatory Statutes 'and Practice
  • 4.1. Guardianship and the legal right to make decisions
  • 4.2. Discriminatory statutes and practice
  • References
  • 5. Work and the Workplace
  • 5.1. Mental health problems and labour force participation
  • 5.2. Intellectual disabilities and labour force participation
  • 5.3. Employment disability legislation
  • References
  • 6. Education
  • 6.1. United Nations Covenants and examples of country-based legislation
  • References
  • 7. Housing
  • 7.1. Discrimination in housing
  • 7.2. Examples of legislation
  • 7.3. Community living
  • References
  • 8. Social Security and Social Protection
  • 8.1. What are social security and social protection?
  • 8.2. Social security and social protection for people with mental health problems
  • 8.3. Elements of social protection/social services legislation
  • 8.4. Implementation challenges
  • 8.5. Examples of legislation
  • References
  • 9. Health, Health Care and the Right to Health
  • 9.1. Inferior access to mental health care
  • 9.2. Excess rates of co-morbidity and mortality
  • 9.3. 'Diagnostic overshadowing' and 'treatment overshadowing'
  • 9.4. The right to health
  • 9.5. Examples of legislation
  • References
  • 10. Protection Against Abuse and Research Involving Vulnerable Populations
  • 10.1. General considerations in research
  • 10.2. The nature of vulnerability
  • 10.3. Protection and remedies
  • 10.4. The nature and quality of the investigation
  • References
  • 11. Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental Illness
  • 11.1. Public health approaches to promotion and prevention
  • 11.2. UNCRPD in relation to mental health promotion and mental illness prevention
  • 11.3. Examples of legislation
  • 11.4. Other legislation to promote mental health and prevent mental illness
  • References
  • 12. Implementation and Enforcement
  • 12.1. Implementation plans and policies
  • 12.2. Participation: professional groups, service user organisations and carer organisations
  • 12.3. Inspections and visitation
  • 12.4. Hearings
  • 12.5. National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
  • 12.6. Other complaints mechanisms
  • 12.7. Advocacy
  • References
  • 13. Summary and Conclusions
  • References
  • 14. International and Regional Instruments, Standards, Guidelines and Declarations
  • 14.1. International instruments and standards
  • 14.2. Regional human rights systems, treaties, conventions, charters and standards
  • 14.3. Non-binding standards, guidelines and declarations
  • 14.4. Full texts
  • 15. Examples of Disability Legislation from Across the World
  • 16. Organisations and Resources
  • 16.1. Legislation libraries and databases
  • 16.2. World Health Organization literature and resource
  • 16.3. Other intergovernmental organisations and resources
  • 16.4. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and resources
  • Index